Bela, Bēla: 8 definitions

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Bela means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bel.

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

Bela in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal tree “Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa Ex. Schultz”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Dried ripe fruit pulp”. Instructions for using the tree named Bela: The fresh juice prepared from 1-2 g dried ripepowdered fruit pulp–a cupful twice a day.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bela [बेला] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum sambac var. 'Maid of Orleans' from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family. For the possible medicinal usage of bela, 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.

Bela [ಬೇಲ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Limonia acidissima Limonia acidissima L. from the Rutaceae (citrus) family having the following synonyms: Feronia elephantum, Feronia limonia, Schinus limonia.

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

1) Bela in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia leucophloea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Delaportea ferox Gagnep. (among others).

2) Bela is also identified with Jasminum arborescens It has the synonym Jasminum arborescens Bojer (etc.).

3) Bela is also identified with Jasminum sambac It has the synonym Mogorium gimea Zuccagni (etc.).

4) Bela is also identified with Limonia acidissima It has the synonym Feronia elephantum Corr. (etc.).

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

· Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. (1846)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1820)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1844)
· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bela, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bēla (बेल).—m (bilva S) A tree sacred to Shiva, Egle marmelos or Cratœva religiosa. 2 A leaf of it. 3 n A fruit of it.

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bēlā (बेला).—m ( H) A cocoanut hollowed to serve as a vessel. bēlyānta maḍakyā bharaṇēṃ To make a tumult and fuss; to turn the house out of windows.

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bēḷa (बेळ).—n A half aṇa. 2 A thin slip off a bamboo. Used in basket-work, matting &c.

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bēḷā (बेळा).—m A kind of rice.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bēla (बेल).—m A tree sacred to śiva. A leaf of it. gharāvara &c. bēlapatra ṭhēvaṇēṃ To place a leaf of the bēla in intimation of relinquish- ment of right to it.

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bēlā (बेला).—m A cocoanut hollowed to serve as a vessel.

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bēḷa (बेळ).—n A thin slip off a bamboo.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Bela (बेल) [Also spelled bel]:—(nm) wood-apple—Aegle mamelos; (nf) a creeper, flowery decoration-lace; -[patra] leaves of wood-apple; -[būṭā] foliage, embroidery.

2) Belā (बेला):—(nm) a variety of jasmine; a kind of violin; a household utensil; (nf) time; seashore.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bēla (ಬೇಲ):—

1) [noun] the tree Feronia limonia ( = F. elephantum) of Rutaceae family.

2) [noun] its edible fruit; wood-apple.

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Bēlā (ಬೇಲಾ):—[noun] the plant Woodfordia fruticosa ( = W. floribunda, = Lythrum fruticosum) of Lythraceae family.

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Bēḷa (ಬೇಳ):—

1) [noun] the tree Feronia limonia ( = F. elephantum) of Rutaceae family.

2) [noun] its edible fruit; wood-apple.

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Bēḷa (ಬೇಳ):—[noun] physical contact; a touch; an instance of touching.

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Bēḷa (ಬೇಳ):—[noun] = ಬೇಳು [belu]3.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Bela (बेल):—n. 1. Bot. Bengal quince; golden apple; 2. an embroidery work resembling bel plant; scroll-work;

2) Belā (बेला):—n. 1. time; opportunity; occasion; 2. small water-vessel; 3. Mus. viola; 4. pl. of बेलो [belo]

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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