मल

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मल (mála).

Noun[edit]

मल (malmUrdu spelling مل

  1. feces, excreta

References[edit]

  • मल in Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (black). Cognates include Ancient Greek μέλας (mélas) and Old Prussian melne.

Adjective[edit]

मल (mála)

  1. dirty
  2. niggardly?
  3. unbelieving, godless

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

मल (málan (also m in later language)

  1. dirt, filth, dust, impurity (physical and moral)
  2. (medicine) any bodily excretion or secretion (especially those of the dhatus, described as phlegm from chyle, bile from the blood, nose mucus and ear wax from the flesh, perspiration from the fat, nails and hair from the bones, rheum of the eye from the brain)
  3. (with शैव (śaiva)), original sin, natural impurity
  4. camphor

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Noun[edit]

मल (málam

  1. the son of a Shudra and a Maluki

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

मल (málan

  1. tanned leather, a leathern or dirty garment
  2. a kind of brass or bell-metal
  3. the tip of a scorpion's tail

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