Aval, Avāl: 5 definitions


Aval means something in the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Aval [Aaval] refers to “It is one type of tall tree. The leaves of this tree shine like gold. Flowers have five petals. The colour of the flower is yellow. It is used to cure swellings, joint pain, burning sensation and muscle related problem”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Aaval [ആവല്‍] in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) Planch. from the Ulmaceae (Elm) family having the following synonyms: Ulmus integrifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of aaval, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Aval [ആവല്‍] in the Malayalam language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Aval in India is the name of a plant defined with Holoptelea integrifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Holoptelea integrifolia Rendle (among others).

2) Aval is also identified with Senna auriculata It has the synonym Cassia densistipulata Taub. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora of Tropical Africa (1916)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique (1848)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2001)
· Allergy (1991)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol. (2005)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Aval, for example chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, extract dosage, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aval (ಅವಲ್):—[verb] to beat, to strike heavily and repeated with a large pestle in a mortar.

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Aval (ಅವಲ್):—

1) [noun] the act or process of beating heavily and repeatedly with a large pestle in a mortar.

2) [noun] the parched, beaten and flat rice.

3) [noun] ಅವಲಾಗು [avalagu] avalāgu to become very cold; to lose inner temperature completely.

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Aval (ಅವಲ್):—

1) [adjective] of first class quality; supreme; superior.

2) [adjective] direct; straight; not crooked.

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Avaḷ (ಅವಳ್):—[pronoun] = ಅವಳು [avalu].

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Avaḷ (ಅವಳ್):—[noun] = ಅವಳಿ [avali].

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Āval (ಆವಲ್):—

1) [noun] a water lily plant, Nelumbo nucifera.

2) [noun] its red or pink flower used as a religious symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism; red lotus flower.

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Āval (ಆವಲ್):—[noun] an official record of the boundaries of a town, village, etc.

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Āvaḷ (ಆವಳ್):—[pronoun] = ಆವಳು [avalu].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Aval (அவல்) noun < அவை-. [avai-.]

1. [Kanarese, Malayalam: aval.] Rice obtained from fried paddy by pestling it; நெற்பொரியிடியல். பாசவலிடித்த . . . உலகநீதி்கை [nerporiyidiyal. pasavaliditha . . . ulakkai] (அகநா. [agana.] 141).

2. Shallow depression; பள்ளம். அவ லிழியினும் [pallam. ava lizhiyinum] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 102).

3. Cultivated land; விளை நிலம். மெல்லவ லிருந்த வூர்தொறும் [vilai nilam. mellava liruntha vurthorum] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: மலை [pathuppattu: malai] 450).

4. Tank; குளம். (சதுராகராதி) [kulam. (sathuragarathi)]

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Avaḷ (அவள்) pronominal < அ. [a.] [K. avaḷu, M. avaḷ.] That female person, she, fem. of அவன். [avan.]

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Āval (ஆவல்) noun < அவாவல். [avaval.] [Malayalam: āval.] Great desire, craving, earnestness; ஆசை. ஆவற் பேரன்பினா லறைகின்றேன் [asai. avar peranpina laraiginren] (கம்பராமாயணம் சூர்ப்ப. [kambaramayanam surppa.] 127).

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Avāl (அவால்) noun < Arabic ahwāl. Charge, care, custody; பாதுகாப்பு. [pathugappu.] (P. T. L.)

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Āval (ஆவல்) noun Bend; வளைவு. (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [valaivu. (agarathi nigandu)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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