Chal: 4 definitions


Chal means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

Ambiguity: Although Chal has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Cal.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Chal is an Assamese term referring to “roof / roof frames”.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Chal in India is the name of a plant defined with Oryza sativa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Oryza formosana Masamune & Suzuki (among others).

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

· Indian Forester (1952)
· Aspects of Plant Sciences (1989)
· J. Agric. Trop. (1956)
· Kromosomo
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1988)
· Handbuch des Getreidebaus (1885)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chal (छल्):—[class] 10. (or [Nominal verb] [from] chala) [Parasmaipada] chalayati ([infinitive mood] litum, [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 86, 13]) to deceive, cheat, delude, outwit, [Mahābhārata iii, ix; Bhagavad-gītā x, 36; Raghuvaṃśa xvi, 61; Gīta-govinda i, 9 and 16];

—to feign, [Horace H. Wilson]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Chal in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) unsteady; transient; inconstant; variable; movable, mobile (as [pustakalaya]); —[artha] currency; -[calava] the verge of departure/death; ~[citta] fickle-minded, unsteady; ~[citra] a movie; motion picture, cinema, cinematograph; -[vicala] unsteady, inconstant; —[sampatti] movable property..—chal (चल) is alternatively transliterated as Cala.

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