Taitila: 9 definitions



Taitila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Taitila (तैतिल) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Taitila) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

taitila (तैतिल).—n S The fourth of the astronomical karaṇa.

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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

Taitila (तैतिल).—

1) A rhinoceros.

2) A god.

-lam Name of the fourth astronomical period or करण (karaṇa).

Derivable forms: taitilaḥ (तैतिलः).

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

Taitila (तैतिल).—m.

(-laḥ) A rhinoceros. n.

(-laṃ) One of the astronomical periods called Karanas. E. aṇ added to titila.

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

Taitila (तैतिल).—m. Deity, [Daśakumāracarita] 176, 15.

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

1) Taitila (तैतिल):—m. Name of a man ([varia lectio] tala) [gana] tikādi

2) a rhinoceros, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) a god, [Daśakumāra-carita xii, 129]

4) kaliṅga, 129 [Scholiast or Commentator]

5) n. (m. [Scholiast or Commentator]) a pillow, [Kṣurikā-upaniṣad]

6) Name of the 4th Karaṇa (in astr.), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; iiic, 4 and 6]

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

Taitila (तैतिल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A rhinoceros.

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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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