माला

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit माला (mālā). Compare Nepali माला (mālā), Pali mālā.

Noun[edit]

माला (mālāf (Urdu spelling مالا‎)

  1. garland, wreath
  2. necklace, rosary

Declension[edit]


Nepali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

माला (mālā)

  1. garland
  2. necklace, rosary

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

माला f

  1. Devanagari script form of mālā

Declension[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of non-Indo-Aryan, possibly Dravidian, origin.

Noun[edit]

माला (mālāf

  1. garland, wreath, crown
  2. bead necklace, rosary

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem declension of माला (mālā)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative माला
mālā
माले
māle
मालाः
mālāḥ
Vocative माले
māle
माले
māle
मालाः
mālāḥ
Accusative मालाम्
mālām
माले
māle
मालाः
mālāḥ
Instrumental मालया / माला¹
mālayā / mālā¹
मालाभ्याम्
mālābhyām
मालाभिः
mālābhiḥ
Dative मालायै
mālāyai
मालाभ्याम्
mālābhyām
मालाभ्यः
mālābhyaḥ
Ablative मालायाः
mālāyāḥ
मालाभ्याम्
mālābhyām
मालाभ्यः
mālābhyaḥ
Genitive मालायाः
mālāyāḥ
मालयोः
mālayoḥ
मालानाम्
mālānām
Locative मालायाम्
mālāyām
मालयोः
mālayoḥ
मालासु
mālāsu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Descendants[edit]

  • Tamil: மாலை (mālai)
  • Telugu: మాల (māla)
  • Thai: มาลา (maa-laa)

References[edit]

  • Monier Williams (1899), “माला”, in A Sanskrit–English Dictionary, [], new edition, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, OCLC 458052227, page 813.
  • Trautmann, T. R. (2005). The Aryan Debate (Oxford in India Readings: Debates in Indian History and Society). India: Oxford University Press, p. 33