Hal: 12 definitions


Hal 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Hal (हल्).—A short term (प्रत्याहार (pratyāhāra)) for consonants, made up of the first letter ह् (h) in हयवरट् (hayavaraṭ) and the last letter ल् (l) in हृल् (hṛl). The term is universally used for the word व्यञ्जन (vyañjana) in Panini's grammar; cf. हलोनन्तराः संयोगः (halonantarāḥ saṃyogaḥ) P.I. 1.7. हलन्ताच्च (halantācca) I. 2.10 etc.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Hal in the Assamese language is the name of a plant identified with Shorea robusta Gaertn. from the Dipterocarpaceae (Sal) family having the following synonyms: Dryobalanops robusta. For the possible medicinal usage of hal, 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.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Hal 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 sativa subsp. indica Kato (among others).

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

· Physis. Revista de la Sociedad Argentina de Ciencias Naturales (1933)
· Landwirthschaftliche Flora (1866)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Chin. J. Rice Sci. (1996)
· Blumea (1987)
· Blumea, Supplement (1946)

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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

hal (हल्).—m (S) The mark (्) at the foot of a letter, denoting that it has not the inherent short vowel a,--that it is but a half-letter. v dē, kara. 2 A letter bearing this mark.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hal (हल्).—1 P. (halati, halita) To plough.

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

Hal (हल्).—r. 1st cl. (halati) To plough.

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

Hal (हल्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To plough.

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

1) Hal (हल्):—1. hal ([probably] invented as a source for hala) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] halati, to plough, make furrows, [Dhātupāṭha xx, 7.]

2) 2. hal m. n. (in Pāṇini’s system) a technical expression for all the consonants or for any consonant.

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

Hal (हल्):—halati 1. a. To plough.

[Sanskrit to German]

Hal in German

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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

1) Hal in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a plough; solution; ~[jivi] a farmer/peasant; —[karana] to solve..—hal (हल) is alternatively transliterated as Hala.

2) Hal (हल्):—(nm) a pure consonant; a symbol appended at the foot of a letter to denote devowelized consonant (्).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hāḷ (ಹಾಳ್):—[noun] = ಹಾಳು [halu]2.

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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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