Singala, Siṅgāla, Shingala, Simgala: 5 definitions


Singala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the four leading merchants of Pupphavati (Benares) in the time of Ekaraja.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Siṅgāla, variant reading instead of sigāla S. II, 231 etc.; Vism. 196; Pv III, 52. (Page 709)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śiṅgāḷa (शिंगाळ).—a C (śiṅga) That has a trick of butting--a bullock &c. 2 fig. Used of a fellow mischievous or troublesome to all around him; a general pest. 3 That has large or long horns.

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śiṅgāḷā (शिंगाळा).—m The name of a black sea-fish.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śiṅgāḷa (शिंगाळ).—a That has long horns.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Siṃgaḷa (ಸಿಂಗಳ):—

1) [noun] the island country off the southeast tip of India, which became independent and a republic since 1972; Sri Lanka.

2) [noun] a member of the people of this nation; a Sinhalese.

3) [noun] their indical language; Sinhalese.

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Siṃgaḷa (ಸಿಂಗಳ):—[noun] = ಸಿಂಗಾರ [simgara].

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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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