Gal: 10 definitions


Gal means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Gal in India is the name of a plant defined with Catunaregam spinosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Lachnosiphonium obovatum Hochst. (among others).

2) Gal is also identified with Setaria italica It has the synonym Panicum glomeratum Moench, nom. illeg. superfl. (etc.).

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

· Linnaea (1838)
· Scientia Agricultura Sinica (1989)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Encycl., Suppl. (Lam.) (1812)
· Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1913)
· Rheinische Flora (1843)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Gal, for example pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gal (गल्).—1 P. (galati, -jagāla, agālīt, galitum, galita)

1) To drop, drip, ooze, trickle; जलमिव गलत्युपदिष्टम् (jalamiva galatyupadiṣṭam) K.13; अच्छकपोलमूलगलितैः (acchakapolamūlagalitaiḥ) (aśrubhiḥ) Amaruśataka 29,96; Bv.2.21; R.19.22.

2) To drop or fall down; शरदमच्छगलद्वस- नोपमा (śaradamacchagaladvasa- nopamā) Śiśupālavadha 6.42;9.75; प्रतोदा जगलुः (pratodā jagaluḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 14.99;17.87. गलद्धम्मिल्ल (galaddhammilla) Gītagovinda 2; R.7.1; Meghadūta 46.

3) To vanish, disappear, pass away, be removed; गलति मध्यरात्रे (galati madhyarātre) Dk.; शैशवेन सह गलति गुरुजनस्नेहः (śaiśavena saha galati gurujanasnehaḥ) K.289; विद्यां प्रमादगलिता- मिव चिन्तयामि (vidyāṃ pramādagalitā- miva cintayāmi) Ch. P.1; Bhartṛhari 2.44; Bhaṭṭikāvya 5.43; R.3.7.

4) To eat, swallow (connected with gṝ). -Caus. or 1 U. (p. p. galita)

1) To pour out.

2) To filter, strain.

3) To flow (Ā.).

4) To fuse, liquefy, dissolve, melt. -With निस् (nis) to ooze or flow out, trickle down; निर्गलिताम्बुगर्भं शरद्घनं नार्दति चातकोऽपि (nirgalitāmbugarbhaṃ śaradghanaṃ nārdati cātako'pi) R.5.17.

-paryā to drop down; Bhaṭṭikāvya 2.4.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gal (गल्).—[gala] r. 1st cl. (galati) 1. To eat. 2. To ooze; also (ṅ) galaṅ r. 10th cl. (galayate) To drop, to ooze or distil. With ava prefixed, To fall, to fall down or off; With vi, 1. To go, to approach. 2. To bear or support.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gal (गल्).—(akin to gur, cf. ud -gur), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To drop, to distil, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 11, 57. 2. To fall, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 75. 3. To disappear, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 69.

— [Causal.] gālaya, 1. To percolate, [Daśakumāracarita] 156, 2. 2. To sift, [Suśruta] 1, 165, 18. 3. To dilute, [Suśruta] 1, 166, 6.

— With the prep. ava ava, To fall off, [Śiśupālavadha] 8, 34.

— With ā ā, To fall, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 13, 34.

— With samā sam-ā, To tumble down, Mahābhārata 1, 1409.

— With ud ud, To burst forth, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 10, 14.

— With nis nis, nirgalita, Distilling, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 17.

— With pari pari, parigalita, 1. Tumbled down, Mahābhārata 1, 1183. 2. Sunk in, [Pañcatantra] 8, 17.

— With vi vi, 1. To distil, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 79, 16. 2. To fall off, [Amaruśataka, (ed. Calcutt.)] 36. 3. To disappear, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 7, 75. vigalita, 1. Drained by distilling, Mahābhārata 1, 1182. 2. Liquefied, dissolved, Kathās 18, 78; [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 1, 31. 3. Tumbled down, Mahābhārata 4, 826. 4. Unwieldy, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 74.

— Cf. garuḍa, and [Latin] volare (concerning the signification, cf. pat), (Causal).

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Gal (गल्).—i. 10, Atm. To distil; see 1. gal.

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Gal (गल्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To eat.

— Cf. 2. gṛ10.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gal (गल्).—galati [participle] galita (q.v.) drip, drop, fall, vanish, pass away. [Causative] gālayati cause to drop, liquify, melt, filter, wring out.

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

1) Gal (गल्):—1. gal [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] lati, to drip, drop, ooze, trickle, distil, [Pañcatantra v; Brahma-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.;

—to fall down or off, [Raghuvaṃśa; vii, 10; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya; Gīta-govinda; Prabodha-candrodaya ii];

—to vanish, perish, pass away, [Daśakumāra-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara; Kuvalayānanda] :—[Causal] gālayati, to cause to drop, filter, strain, [Suśruta; Daśakumāra-carita];

—to cause (the water of a dropsical person) to go off, [Caraka vi, 18];

—to fuse, liquefy, dissolve, melt, [Suśruta] : [Ātmanepada] te, to flow, [Dhātupāṭha xxxiii, 26] :—[Intensive] p. jalgalyamāna, causing to drop from one’s body, [Nirukta, by Yāska vii, 13];

2) cf. Old [German] qvall, quillu, qual and quella, ‘a well.’

3) 2. gal (= √2. gṝ) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] lati, to eat, swallow, [Dhātupāṭha xv, 39.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gal (गल्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gala.

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Gal in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gal in Hindi refers in English to:——an allomorph of '[gala]' and '[gala]' used as the first member in compound words; ~[gamda] a disease resulting in the inflammation of throat-glands; ~[bahiyam] embracement with arms thrown around each other’s neck; ~[muccha] hooked moustache, long curled whiskers; ~[sua] a disease resulting in the inflammation of jaw-gums and consequest fever..—gal (गल) is alternatively transliterated as Gala.

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