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Etymology 1 n. The currency of Samoa, divided into 100 sene. Etymology 2

n. (context music English) A rhythmic pattern in Indian music.


n. the basic unit of money in Western Samoa


TĀLĀ is a London-based musician. Influenced heavily by modern pop and electronic music as well as her father's Iranian musical background.

Tala (music)

Taala, Taal or Taalantainmah ( Sanskrit tāla, literally a "clap"), is the term used in Indian classical music for the rhythmic pattern of any composition and for the entire subject of rhythm, roughly corresponding to metre in Western music, though closer conceptual equivalents are to be found in the older system of rhythmic mode and its relations with the "foot" of classical poetry, or with other Asian classical systems such as the notion of usul in the theory of Ottoman/Turkish music.

A tala is a regular, repeating rhythmic phrase, particularly as rendered on a percussive instrument with an ebb and flow of various intonations represented as a theka, a sequence of drum-syllables or bol. Indian classical music, both northern and southern, has complex, all-embracing rules for the elaboration of possible patterns and each such pattern has its own name, though in practice a few talas are very common while others are rare. The most common instrument for keeping rhythm in Hindustani music is the tabla (also transliterated as Tabala), while in Carnatic music it is the mridangam (also transliterated as mridang). Some of commonly attributing tala or more often boles of theka are as follow; "char matra" (dhin dha teen na) "chaau matra" (dha dhi na dha tee na) "saat matra" (ten ten na dhin na dhin na) "aath matra" (dha ge na te na ka dhi nee) and many more such matras are formed .

Tala (goddess)

Tala is the name of the goddess of the morning and evening star in Tagalog mythology. Her origins are varied depending on region.

In one story, sun god Arao and the moon goddess Buan both had large families of stars, but Buan believed her stars could not survive the heat of Arao. They both agreed to destroy their stars. While Arao devoured his, Buan hid hers in the clouds, where they would occasionally emerge. Upon seeing this, Arao was filled with rage and is eternally in pursuit of Buan, trying to destroy her. Eclipses are explained by Arao getting close enough to bite her. At dawn, Buan hides the stars and brings them forth only when her eldest daughter, Tala (the evening and morning star) says the sun is too far away to pursue them.

Derived from this myth are the Tagalog words tala, which means "bright star", araw (sun) and buwan (moon).

This story has very close parallels to stories among non-Filipino cultures such as the Bihar, Semang, Savara and the Bhuiya tribes.

In another myth, Tala is the daughter of Bathala and the sister of moon goddess Mayari, and Adlaw, the god of the sun.

Tala (comics)

Tala is a fictional supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. She first appeared as an adversary of the Phantom Stranger, but she is also known for her appearances on Justice League Unlimited.

Tala is the mistress of her own part of Hell. Usually manipulating mortals into doing evil, she has also tried to unleash evil forces upon our world. Occasionally, she has allied herself with the Lords of Chaos or the evil sorcerer Tannarak, whom she has also been romantically involved with. Tala is an enemy of the Phantom Stranger, whom she has variously tried to destroy and seduce. She seems to have a gentler side, as witnessed in Tannarak's Nightclub 'Bewitched', where she has waited tables and chatted with Zatanna.

Tala (name)

Tala is a Male and Female name, mostly female in today's culture. It's of Sioux Native American origins meaning "Stalking Wolf" However, it is only linked directly to one tribe so far. Most likely from Arapaho.

It is also noted that Tala is a name that can be found in many other ethnic groups as well. Many people share this name, but its meaning and background varies depending on the culture and language.

  • Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic variant of old high Germanic Adalheidis. This is the oldest Scandinavian version of this name, older than 'Tale' which is more commonly used today. The early use of the name Tala in Swedish is attested by its appearance in high medieval ballads such as the 14th century ballad "Herr Holger". The local Finnish version of this name is spelled Taala.
  • Tagalog name meaning Bright Star - also the name of the goddess of the morning star.
  • Tamazight language name meaning '' Fountain''
  • Arabic name meaning Palm Tree.
  • Very common Samoan name meaning to tell a tale, but also is the national currency
  • Native American name of Seneca ( Iroqouis) origin meaning "Stalking Wolf''. The name is linked to the Iroqouis birth sign for those born between February 19 and March 20, which is the wolf and the wolverine.

Usage examples of "tala".

Tala had wadded around the arbalest and ran his fingers almost lovingly over the wooden stock and steel bow stave, and Grumuk cackled again.

For twenty and twenty and seven years he had carried women north across the estuary on their pilgrimage to the ancient shrine of Tala, the Earth-mother at Silverspring, where Siron was priestess.

A red seedcase flitted above the turf in a gusty Seabreeze, and Tala watched closely as it sailed out over the water.

Watchful of his balance on the root, Talas stepped across the narrow gap and soon had both feet on the ground.

All her life she had been taught that when she died she would be led to the next world by Talas and Taleh, the twin gods of the elves.

It had showed no emotion when Talas bli Sporn admitted to having committed a Wrong act, nor did it show any emotion when he explained about the strange location of her transmin.

Vetch didn't have to time to look at any of them, though he heard that they were all about the size of the first one, as wild as lion cubs and as ready to take off limbs before their first taste of tala calmed them.

Fish eat pieces, fish grow fat, Tala catch fish, we eat again, he explained to Oola, who saw the point at once.

Bahzell's eyes lit as he unwrapped the dirty clothing Tala had wadded around the arbalest and ran his fingers almost lovingly over the wooden stock and steel bow stave, and Grumuk cackled again.

Bahzells eyes lit as he unwrapped the dirty clothing Tala had wadded around the arbalest and ran his fingers almost lovingly over the wooden stock and steel bow stave, and Grumuk cackled again.