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(mwd) = Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon
(cap) = Capeller's Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(otl) = Cologne Online Tamil Lexicon
(cpd) = Concise Pahlavi Dictionary

1 (mwd) loka m. (connected with %{roka} ; in the oldest texts %{loka} is generally preceded by %{u} , which accord. to the Padap. = the particle 3. %{u} ; but %{u} may be a prefixed vowel and %{uloka4} , a collateral dialectic form of %{loka} ; accord. to others %{u-loka} is abridged from %{uru-} or %{ava-loka}) , free or open space , room , place , scope , free motion RV. AV. Br. A1S3vS3r. (acc. with %{kR} or %{dA} or %{anu-} %{nI} , to make room grant freedom "' ; %{loke} with gen. `" instead of "') ; intermediate space Kaus3. ; a tract , region , district , country , province S3Br. ; the wide space or world (either `" the universe "' or , any division of it "' , esp. `" the sky or heaven "' ; 3 Lokas are commonly enumerated , viz. heaven , earth , and the atmosphere or lower regions ; sometimes only the first two ; but a fuller classification gives 7 worlds , viz. Bhu1-l˝loka , the earth ; Bhuvar-l˝loka "' the space between the earth and sun inhabited by Munis , Siddhas &c. ; Svar-l˝loka , Indra's heaven above the sun or between it and the polar star ; Mahar-l˝loka , a region above the polar star and inhabited by Bhr2igo and other saints who survive the destruction of the 3 lower worlds ; Janar-l˝loka , inhabited by Brahma1's son Sanat-kuma1ra &c. ; Tapar-l˝loka , inh˝inhabited by deified Vaira1gins ; Satya-l˝loka or Brahma-l˝loka , abode of Brahma1 , translation to which exempts from rebirth [906,2] ; elsewhere these 7 worlds are described as earth , sky , heaven , middle region , place of re-births , mansion of the blest , and abode of truth ; sometimes 14 worlds are mentioned , viz. the 7 above , and 7 lower regions called in the order of their descent below the earth- A-tala , Vi-t˝tala , Su-t˝tala , Rasa1t˝tala , Tala1t˝tala , Maha1-t˝tala , and Pa1ta1la ; cf. RTL. 102 n. 1 IW. 420 , 1 ; 435 , 1) AV. &c. &c. ; N. of the number `" seven "' (cf. above) VarBr2S. Sch. ; the earth or world of human beings &c. Mn. MBh. &c. (%{aya4M@loka4H} , this world "' ; %{asau4} or %{pa4ro@loka4H} , that or the other world "' ; loke or %{iha} %{loke} , `" here on earth "' , opp. to %{para-tra} , %{para-loke} &c. ; %{kRtsne} %{loke} , `" on the whole earth "') ; (also pl.) the inhabitants of the world , mankind , folk , people (sometimes opp. to `" king "') Mn. MBh. &c. ; (pl.) men (as opp. to `" women "') Vet. Hit. ; a company , community (of ten ifc. to form collectives) Ka1v. Vas. Katha1s. &c. ; ordinary life , worldly affairs , common practice or usage Gr2S. Nir. Mn. &c. (%{loke} either `" in ordinary life "' , `" in worldly matters "' ; or , in common language , in popular speech "' , as opp. to %{vede} , %{chandasi}) ; the faculty of seeing , sight (only in %{ca4kSur-l-} q.v.) ; %{lokAnAM@sAmanI} du. and %{lokAnAM@vratAni} pl.N. of Sa1mans A1rshBr. [Cf. Lat. {lu1sus} , originally , a clearing of a forest "' ; Lith. {lau4kas} , a field.]
2 (cap) loka 1 m. open splace, free room, place, region, world or one of the (imaginary 2, 3, or 7) worlds, esp. the earth; people, men or mankind (sgl. or pl.); company, community, troop or band of (---); worldy life, ordinary practice or common usage (opp. to higher things, esp. knowledge).