Jalahvaya, Jalāhvaya, Jala-ahvaya: 7 definitions


Jalahvaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Jalahvaya in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Jalāhvaya (जलाह्वय) is another name (synonym) for Utpala, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Nymphaea alba (white water rose). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 10.195), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jalahvaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jalāhvaya (जलाह्वय).—a lotus.

Derivable forms: jalāhvayam (जलाह्वयम्).

Jalāhvaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and āhvaya (आह्वय).

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

Jalāhvaya (जलाह्वय).—n.

(-yaṃ) A lotus. E. jala, and āhvaya appellation.

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

Jalāhvaya (जलाह्वय):—[from jala] n. ‘water-named’, a lotus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Jalāhvaya (जलाह्वय):—[jalā+hvaya] (thaṃ) 1. n. A lotus.

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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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