bala बल

Definition: n. (or m. gaRa ardharcādi-) power, strength, might, vigour, force, validity etc. (balāt-,"forcibly, against one's will, without being able to help it";also equals bala- in the beginning of a compound,or balena-, bala-tas-,with genitive case or in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound',"by force, by the power or on the strength or in virtue or by means of, by")