Timingila, Timiṅgila: 7 definitions



Timingila 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (T) next»] — Timingila in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Timiṅgila (तिमिङ्गिल).—A King. Sahadeva defeated this King during his victory campaign in the south. (Śloka 69, Chapter 31, Sabhā Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Timiṅgila (तिमिङ्गिल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.28.46) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Timiṅgila) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Purana book cover
context information

The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Discover the meaning of timingila in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous (T) next»] — Timingila in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Timiṅgila (तिमिङ्गिल) is a Sanskrit word referring to a huge aquatic monster.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous (T) next»] — Timingila in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Timiṅgila (तिमिङ्गिल) refers to a kind of fish according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.—The timiṅgila, in Tibetan ña-mid ‘swallower of tinmi’. (also see the Amarakośa, I, 10, 19)

Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of timingila in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (T) next»] — Timingila in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

timiṅgila (तिमिंगिल).—m S A fabulous fish of one hundred yōjana in length. See rāghavatimiṅgila.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of timingila in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (T) next»] — Timingila in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Timiṅgila (तिमिङ्गिल).—A kind of fish which swallows a timi; सोऽयं तुङ्गतिमिङ्गिलाङ्गकवलीकारक्रियाकोविदः (so'yaṃ tuṅgatimiṅgilāṅgakavalīkārakriyākovidaḥ) Bv.1.55. °अशनः, °गिलः (aśanaḥ, °gilaḥ) very large fish which swallows even a timiṅgila; तिमिङ्गिलगिलोऽप्यस्ति तद्गिलोऽप्यस्ति राघवः (timiṅgilagilo'pyasti tadgilo'pyasti rāghavaḥ) cf. Bv.1.55.

Derivable forms: timiṅgilaḥ (तिमिङ्गिलः).

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

Timiṅgila (तिमिङ्गिल).—m.

(-laḥ) A large fabulous fish: see timi. E. timi the fish so called, and gila who swallows, (from gṛ with ka affix, ra changed to la) and mum augment.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of timingila in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: