Simhala, Siṃhala: 25 definitions


Simhala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Simhala has 25 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sinhal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Siṃhala (सिंहल):—

1) m. a) pl. die Bewohner von Ceylon [Pariśiṣṭa des Atharvaveda] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 93 (56).] [Mahābhārata 1, 6684. 2, 1271. 1894. 3, 1989. 7, 798.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 14, 15.] [JYOTISTATTVA im Śabdakalpadruma] [Kathāsaritsāgara 56, 62. fg. 67, 53.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 295.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 58, 27.] sg. die Insel Ceylon [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 19, 30] (neben laṅkā). siṃhalādīndvīpān [Rājataraṅgiṇī 3, 356.] dvīpe siṃhale [Śatruṃjayamāhātmya 10, 112.] siṃhalapati [Kathāsaritsāgara 81, 32.] siṃhalādhipa [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 11, 60.] siṃhalākara adj. auf Ceylon gefunden werdend [81, 2.] siṃhalāṃśuka [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 294. -] [BURNOUF,] [?Intr. 223. Hiouen-Thsang 1, 218. 2, 124. fgg.] Vie de [Hiouen-Thsang 183. 194.] [TĀRAN. 44. 221.] [Oxforder Handschriften 338,b,32. 339,b,46.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Mannes [BURNOUF,] [?Intr. 223. fg. Hiouen-Thsang 2, 132.] Vie de [Hiouen-Thsang 198.] —

2) f. ā die Insel Ceylon; s. sthāna . —

3) n. a) Zinn [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1042.] gelbes Messing (rīti) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] siṃhaka unsere Hdschrr. [13, 28.] — b) Zimmet oder Cassia - Rinde (tvaca) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] saiṃhala unsere Hdschrr. [6, 172.] — Vgl. saiṃhala .

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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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