Vila, Vilā, Viḻa, Viḻā, Viḷa, Vīḻa: 14 definitions


Vila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology, Tamil. 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.

The Sanskrit term Viḷa can be transliterated into English as Vila or Vilia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Vila (विल) refers to a “cave” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains [viz., Vila], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Vila in India is the name of a plant defined with Limonia acidissima in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Feronia elephantum Corr. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. (1846)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1800)
· Nat. Hist. (1774)
· Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences (1914)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vilā (विला).—f (vēlā S through P) Time, season, juncture. It occurs only in notes; from the Persian

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viḷā (विळा).—Better written with इ. See iḷā &c.

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vīḷa (वीळ).—f ē C (vēlā S) Flow or rise of the tide. v lāga, yē, hō.

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vīḷa (वीळ).—m Vulgar corruption of vēḷa Time. Used esp. in the sense of The day, the daytime: also a day: also a half-day, a forenoon or an afternoon.

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

viḷā (विळा).—Better written with i, as iḷā.

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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

Vila (विल).—See बिलम् (bilam).

Derivable forms: vilam (विलम्).

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

Vila (विल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. A hole, a chasm, a vacuity. 2. A cave, a cavern. m.

(-laḥ) 1. One of Indra'S horses. 2. A sort of reed or cane, (Calamus rotang.) E. vil to divide, &c., aff. ka .

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

Vila (विल).—or bila, I. m. One of Indra's horses. Ii. n. 1. A chasm, a hole, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 14; 107, 2 (of a mouse). 2. A cave, a cavern, [Pañcatantra] 193, 15; [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 9, 19.

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

Vila (विल):—[from vil] etc. See bila.

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

Vila (विल):—(laṃ) 1. n. A hole; a cave. m. A horse of Indra; a reed, cane.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vila (विल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vila.

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Vila in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vila (विल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vrīḍ.

2) Vila (विल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vila.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vilā (விலா) noun [Malayalam: vilāva.]

1. Sides of the body; மார்பின் பக்கம். கழுகும் பாறும் விலா விற்றுக் கிடந்தவன்றே [marpin pakkam. kazhugum parum vila virrug kidanthavanre] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 804).

2. See விலாவெலும்பு. [vilavelumbu.]

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Viḻa (விழ) noun < விழா. [vizha.] See விழா. விழ வித் தாய் வீடுபெற்றான் [vizha. vizha vith thay viduperran] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 3114).

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Viḻā (விழா) noun < விழை-. [vizhai-.]

1. Festive occasion, festival; உற்சவம். ஆலமர்செல்வன் . . . மகன் விழாக் கால்கோளென்று [ursavam. alamarselvan . . . magan vizhag kalkolenru] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 83).

2. Celebration of a marriage; விவாகக்கொண்டாட்டம். அரசிளங் குமரர்க்குயர் விழா நடத்தி [vivagakkondattam. arasilang kumararkkuyar vizha nadathi] (திருவாலவாயுடையார் திருவிளையாடற் [thiruvalavayudaiyar thiruvilaiyadar] 25, 24).

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Viḷa (விள) noun < விளா¹. [vila¹.] Wood-apple. See விளா¹. [vila¹.] (தொல். எழுத். [thol. ezhuth.] 181, உரை. [urai.])

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Viḷa (விள) noun See விளவு⁴. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [vilavu⁴. (pingalagandu)]

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Viḷa (விள) noun See விளவு⁶. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [vilavu⁶. (pingalagandu)]

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Viḷā (விளா) noun cf. விள¹. [vila¹.] [Telugu: velaga, M. vilā.] Wood-apple, medium tree, Feronia elephantum; மரவகை. [maravagai.] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 10, சிறப். [sirap.] 1, உரை. [urai.])

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Viḷā (விளா) noun < விளாவு²-. [vilavu²-.] A turn or round in ploughing; உழவில் வருஞ் சுற்று. விளாக் கொண்டு உழும் உழவர் [uzhavil varugn surru. vilag kondu uzhum uzhavar] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 27, 230, அரும். [arum.]).

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Vīḻa (வீழ) particle < idem. A particle of comparison; ஓர் உவமவுருபு. [or uvamavurupu.] (தொல். பொ. [thol. po.] 289.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vila (विल):—n. hole; pores;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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