Tela: 7 definitions


Tela means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the ambassadors sent by Devanampiyatissa to Asoka. v.l. Malla. MT.302.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tela : (nt.) oil.

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

Tela, (nt.) (from tila) sesamum-oil (prepared from tila seeds), oil in general (tela=tilatelādika DA. I, 93): used for drinking, anointing & burning purposes Vin. I, 205, 220, 245, etc.; A. I, 209, 278 (sappi vā t. vā); II, 122≈(tattena pi telena osiñcante; punishment of pouring over with boiling oil); J. I, 293; II, 104; Pv IV. 148 (tiṇena telaṃ pi na tvaṃ adāsi: frequent as gift to mendicants); Pug. 55; Dhs. 646, 740, 815; PvA. 80 (kaḷebarānaṃ vasā telañ ca: fat or oil in general).—tila °ṃ pātukāma desire to drink tila-wine VvA. 54; pāka-tela oil concoction VvA. 68=DhA. III, 311; J. II, 397 (sata°); III, 372 (sahassa° worth a thousand); V, 376 (sata° worth a hundred); pādabbhañjana° oil for rubbing the feet VvA. 44; sāsapa° (mustard seed & oil) PvA. 198; sappi° (butter & oil) Sn. 295; PvA. 278 (also+madhu) as var. objects of grocery trade (dhañña).

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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

tēla (तेल).—n (taila S) Oil. tēla kāḍhaṇēṃ g. of o. To squeeze, suck, take the sap out of (by oppressive exactions &c.): also to drub soundly. tēla ghēṇēṃ Used of a woman. To devote herself to the temple; to become a strumpet for the use of the worshipers of some idol. She indicates her intention by putting upon her head some oil from the lamp before the idol. Hence To purchase oil is expressed by or to married women, not by tēla ghēṇēṃ, but by tēla ṭhēvaṇēṃ. In this sense also tēla jiraviṇēṃ, as per ex. tinēṃ yēuniyā svakarīṃ || tēla jiravilēṃ āpalē śirīṃ ||. tēla lāgaṇēṃ in. con. (Because a person under inunction is not available for any service.) To be scarce, rare, precious, or unattainable--any person or thing. tēla ghālaṇēṃ (kāmānta) To cast (into or upon a business) some damaging material or influence.

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

tēla (तेल).—n Oil. tēla kāḍhaṇēṃ Squeeze, take the sap out of; also drub soundly.

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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-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tela (तेल).—m., a high number: Mahāvyutpatti 7761 = Tibetan ñar ñer, [Page257-a+ 71] which also renders bhelu; compare next, which occurs, how- ever, in the same context with bhelā.

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Telā (तेला).—a high number: Gaṇḍavyūha 106.9. Cf. prec., and bhelā, which occurs in the same context with this. There are three sets of numbers in -el- preceded by various con- sonants; in one set the stem-vowel a is added, in another ā, in another u. The t- and bh-forms of Mahāvyutpatti seem dup- lications of each other, but both appear in one Gaṇḍavyūha version (106.9 and 11), viz. the one ending in ā.

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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. 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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