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Kalas dangaya

Kaḷas-daṉgaya.

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of a mesh-like pattern with floral elements. Also called koḷa vẹla.
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Koḷa vẹla

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of a mesh-like pattern with floral elements. Also called kaḷas-daṉgaya.
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Tani binduva (තැනි බින්දුව)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of simple diamond shapes.
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Bō-koḷa

Language: Sinhalese
Source: Standard literature

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Dẹla

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of a mesh of lines resembling a net.
Sinhalese longbow

Usa dunna (උස දුන්න)

Sinhalese name for their longbow. Literally: "high bow".
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Maha dunna (මහා දුන්න)

Sinhalese term for a longbow. Literally: "great bow".
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Ītala (ඊතල)

Sinhalese word for "arrow".
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Dunna (දුන්න)

Sinhalese word for "bow".
Suli Vela

Suli Vẹla

A Sinhalese decorative motif that consists of circular vines.
Niyapoten veda

Niyapoṭen vēda

A type of Sinhalese lacquer work that was directly applied without using brushes. Also known as Mātale work.
Mātale work

Mātale work

A type of Sinhalese lacquer work that was directly applied without using brushes. Also known as niyapoṭen vēda.
Lanu-dangaya

Lanu-daṉgaya

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles knotwork.
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Palā peti

Alternative Sinhalese term for a decorative motif consisting of stylized petals.
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Pahade

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif consisting of stylized petals. Also known as palā peti.
Pattala-hatara

Paṭṭal Hatara

The Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese lacquer workers

Ī-vaḍuvō

Literally "arrow-makers", a Sinhalese class of craftsmen that did wood turning and lacquer work.
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Patura

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of elongated triangles with two sides of equal length.
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Binduva (බිඳුව)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.
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Gal-bindu (ගල් බින්දු)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.
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Ādāra-koṇḍu

A Sinhalese decorative pattern that consists of plain lines.
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Vẹlpota

A Sinhalese decorative motif.
Patisthānaya

Patisthānaya

A Sinhalese processional polearm.
Patisthāna

Patisthāna

Alternative name for a Sinhalese processional polearm. See patisthānaya below.
Gal-mita pike

Gal-mita pike

Sinhala term for fancy knives. Literally "stone handled knife".
Tip

Thuda

Sinhala for the point of a sword blade.
Edge

Agissa

Sinhala for the edge on a sword blade.
Groovy

Peeli

Sinhala for grooves on a blade. (Fullers).
blade

Isa

Sinhala for "blade".
Sinhalese sword blade

Kadu patha

Sinhala for "blade".
Alluva

Alluva

Sinhala for side plates on a sword.
Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sinhala for the head of a mythical bird. Often used as sword ornament.
Quillons

Vari sārkawa

Sinhala for the quillons on a Sinhalese sword.
Sinhalese knuckle guard

Ath häde

Sinhala for "knuckle guard".
Knuckle guard

Ath väsma

Sinhala term given by Deraniyagala for "knuckle guard".
Lion hilt

Siṃha mūnu mitta

Sinhala for "lion-faced hilt"
Mitta

Mitta

Sinhala for "hilt".
Gediya

Gediya

Sinhala for "pommel".
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Siṃha

Sinhalese for "lion". The national symbol of the Sinhalese people.
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Ul pihiya

Sinhala for "sharp knife".
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Pihiya

Sinhala for "knife".
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Piha kaetta

Often-used term to describe a group of ornate Sinhalese knives.

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Liya-pata

A type of Sinhalese decorative work consisting of scrolls.
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Liya-vẹla

A type of Sinhalese decorative work consisting of repetitive floral motifs.
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Kasthāné

The national sword of Sri Lanka, being a saber with an elaborately carved hilt.