Vila, Vilā: 11 definitions

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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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.

Ayurveda book cover
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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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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.

[Sanskrit to German]

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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