Shlatha, Ślatha: 13 definitions


Shlatha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ślatha can be transliterated into English as Slatha or Shlatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ślatha (श्लथ):—[ślathaṃ] Flabbiness, Soft

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shlatha in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ślatha (श्लथ) or Pariślatha refers to “loosening (the arms)”, according to the Mataṅgapārameśvaratantra (Mataṅgapārameśvara’s Yogapāda) verse 2.23-27.—Accordingly, while discussing ancillary and seated poses in Yoga: “[...] Having raised and broadened the chest and having made the arms loose (pariślatha), the wise [Yogin] should extend his back and raise the region of the shoulders. He should diligently hold the neck still, very steady and straight [but] not too rigid nor bent [to one side]. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Ślatha (श्लथ) refers to a “very weak (body)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Immediately after the dhāraṇī called Blazing Vajra Thunderbolt Beak had been uttered, the bodies of all harmful Nāgas became stinking and foul-smelling. Their bodies became very weak (ślatha) and spotted [with leprosy], and falling at the feet of the Bhagavān they said, ‘[...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ślatha (श्लथ).—a S Loose or slack: also relaxed, lax, flaccid, of impaired attachment or coherence. 2 Disheveled--hair.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ślatha (श्लथ).—a.

1) Untied, unfastened.

2) Loose, relaxed, loosened, slipped off; वृन्ताच्छ्लथं हरति पुष्पमनोकहानाम् (vṛntācchlathaṃ harati puṣpamanokahānām) R.5. 69;19.26.

3) Dishevelled (as hair).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ślatha (श्लथ).—mfn.

(-thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) 1. Loose, flaccid, relaxed. 2. Dishevelled, (hair). 3. Untied, unfastened. E. ślath to be relaxed, aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ślatha (श्लथ).—[ślath + a], adj. 1. Untied. 2. Relaxed, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 25; loose, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 146; flaccid, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 8. 3. Dishevelled (hair).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ślatha (श्लथ).—[adjective] loose, slack, remiss, weak.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ślatha (श्लथ):—[from ślath] mfn. loose, relaxed, flaccid, weak, feeble, languid, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] untied, unfastened, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] dishevelled (as hair), [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ślatha (श्लथ):—(ka) ślathayati 10. a. To be flabby.

2) [(thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) a.] Loose, relaxed.

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Shlatha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shlatha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ślatha (श्लथ) [Also spelled shlath]:—(a) languid, slothful; flaccid; feeble; diffused; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ślatha (ಶ್ಲಥ):—

1) [adjective] not tight or firm; loose; slack.

2) [adjective] not stable, firm or sound; frail; shaky, as a structure; infirm.

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Ślatha (ಶ್ಲಥ):—[noun] that which is loose, not tight or firm.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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