Vaikalya: 7 definitions


Vaikalya 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaikalya (वैकल्य).—n S Impairedness or imperfection; i. e. broken, distorted, deformed, decayed, defective state (of a limb, member, organ). 2 fig. Imperfection or incompleteness, deficient or wanting state (of a business, of some performance or act).

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

vaikalya (वैकल्य).—n Impairedness; broken state.

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaikalya (वैकल्य).—[vikalasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Defect, deficiency, imperfection; इदं तु वृत्तिवैकल्यात्त्यजतो धर्मनैपुणम् (idaṃ tu vṛttivaikalyāttyajato dharmanaipuṇam) Ms.1.85.

2) Mutilation, being crippled or lame.

3) Incompetency.

4) Agitation, flurry, excitement.

5) Non-existence.

6) Weakness, imbecility; शक्तिवैकल्यनम्रस्य (śaktivaikalyanamrasya) ... तृणस्य च समा गतिः (tṛṇasya ca samā gatiḥ) Ki.11.59.

Derivable forms: vaikalyam (वैकल्यम्).

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

Vaikalya (वैकल्य).—n.

(-lyaṃ) 1. Lameness, mutilation. 2. Deficiency, defect, mutilation. 3. Non-existence. 4. Incompetency, insufficiency. 5. Agitation, flurry. E. vikala defective, ṣyañ aff.

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

Vaikalya (वैकल्य).— i. e. vikala + ya, n. 1. Lameness, imbecility, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 193: [Hitopadeśa] 121, 14; [Pañcatantra] 254, 9 (bud- ḍhi-, of understanding). 2. Deficiency, defect, want, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 85; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 119. 3. Insufficiency, [Pañcatantra] 166, 16. 4. Non-existence. 5. Agitation.

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

Vaikalya (वैकल्य).—[neuter] infirmity, imperfection, deficiency, want, absence; despondency, perplexity.

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

1) Vaikalya (वैकल्य):—n. ([from] vi-kala) imperfection, weakness, defectiveness, defect, frailty (also -tā f., [Rāmāyaṇa]; [wrong reading] vaikalpa-tā), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) incompetency, insufficiency, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) despondency, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc.

4) confusion, flurry, [Mahābhārata] ([varia lectio] vaiklavya).

context information

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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