Aphala: 8 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Aphala (अफल) refers to “fruitless trees”, as mentioned in a list of four synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Aphala] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
aphala : (adj.) fruitless; vain; useless.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aphala (अफल).—a (S) pop. aphaḷa a Fruitless.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aphala (अफल).—a. [na. ba.]
1) Unfruitful, fruitless, barren (lit. & fig.); याः फलिनीर्या अफलाः (yāḥ phalinīryā aphalāḥ) Rv.1.97.15. °ला ओषधयः, °लं कार्यम् (lā oṣadhayaḥ, °laṃ kāryam) &c.
2) Unproductive, useless, vain; यथा षण्ढोऽ- फलः स्त्रीषु यथा गौर्गवि चाफला । यथा चाज्ञेऽफलं दानं तथा विप्रोऽ- नृचोऽफलः (yathā ṣaṇḍho'- phalaḥ strīṣu yathā gaurgavi cāphalā | yathā cājñe'phalaṃ dānaṃ tathā vipro'- nṛco'phalaḥ) Ms.2.158.
3) Deprived of virility, castrated; emasculated; अफलोऽहं कृतस्तेन क्रोधात्सा च निराकृता (aphalo'haṃ kṛtastena krodhātsā ca nirākṛtā) Rām.1. 49.3.
-laḥ 1 Name of a plant (Mar. jhābuka) Tamarix Indica
2) A goat.
-lā The Aloe plant (Mar. ghṛtakumārī koraphaḍa); another plant (Mar. bhūmyāmalakī).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Unfruitful, barren. 2. Vain, unproductive. f.
(-lā) 1. The aloe plant, (Aloes perfoliata.) 2. Another plant, (Flacoartia cataphracta.) E. a neg. phala fruit.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aphala (अफल).—adj., f. lā. 1. Without fruit, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 59, 12. 2. unproductive, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 158; figurat. 234. 3. unprofitable, prejudicial, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Aphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and phala (फल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aphala (अफल).—[adjective] fruitless (l.&[feminine]); emasculated.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aphala (अफल):—[=a-phala] mf(ā)n. unfruitful, barren, [Ṛg-veda x, 97, 15, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] vain, unproductive, [Ṛg-veda x, 71, 5, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] deprived of virility, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 49, 1 & 11]
4) [v.s. ...] m. Tamarix Indica
5) Aphalā (अफला):—[=a-phalā] [from a-phala] f. the Aloe (Aloes Perfoliata)
6) [v.s. ...] Flacourtia Cataphracta.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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