Vilala, Vilāla, Vilalā: 6 definitions
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India history and geographySource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
Vilāla (विलाल).—Pāia-Sadda-Mahaṇṇavo takes Vilāla, Birāla, Biḍāla, Bilāḍa and Bilāla as synonymous words meaning ‘a cat’. We find the word vilāla occurring thrice in the Gunaighar grant (No. 52) which has been translated by the editor of the grant as follows:
- Miduvilāla-kṣetra (L. 19): The field of Miduvilāla
- Pakkavilāla-kṣetra (LL. 21-22): The field of Pakkavilāla
- Gaṇeśvara-Vilāla-Puṣkariṇī (L. 28): the large marshy pond of Gaṇeśvara.
All the three names have been explained according to their context in this work. In (a) and (b) the editor takes vilāla as a part of the names Midu and Pakka but in (c) he translates vilāla as ‘a large marshy (place)’. The editor should have taken either Miduvilāla and Pakkavilāla as the adjectives of the fields as in (c) or vilāla as an adjective of Gaṇeśvara and not that of Puṣkariṇī. Vilāla seems to be a part of the names Midu and Pakka which if left alone yield no meaning, but in the case of Gaṇeśvara-vilāla, the word vilāla seems to be an adjective of the name Gaṇeśvara rather than a part of it. Here the word vilāla seems to indicate a professional caste. It is a Dravidian word.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vilalā (विलला).—Name of a plant (Mar. atibalā).
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1) A cat (= biḍāla).
2) An instrument, a machine.
Derivable forms: vilālaḥ (विलालः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lā) A sort of Sida, (S. cordifolia, &c.) “śvetabalāyām” E. vi before lal to shake, affs. ac and ṭāp .
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(-laḥ) 1. An instrument, a machine. 2. A cat. E. vi before lal to desire, &c., aff. ghañ; or viḍāla as above, and ḍa changed to its congener la .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vilalā (विलला):—f. a sort of plant (= śvetabala), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Vilāla (विलाल):—m. (perhaps [from] √lal) = yantra, a machine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) = bilāla, a cat, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vilalā (विलला):—(lā) 1. f. A sort of Sida.
2) Vilāla (विलाल):—(laḥ) 1. m. An instrument or machine; a cat.
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