Jivala, Jivāḷā, Jivālā, Jīvala: 13 definitions


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

The Sanskrit term Jivāḷā can be transliterated into English as Jivala or Jivalia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jīvala (जीवल).—A charioteer of Ṛtuparṇa, the King of Ayodhyā. Nala who had been living there under the name Bāhuka had accepted Jīvala as his friend. (See under Nala).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Jīvalā (जीवला) is another name for Saiṃhalī, a medicinal plant identified with Piper retrofractum Vahl. or “Balinese long pepper” from the Piperaceae or ‘pepper’ family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.16-18 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Together with the names Jīvalā and Saiṃhalī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Jivala (“an insect”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe of South India). The Kurubas are sub-divided into clans or gumpus, each having a headman or guru called a gaudu, who gives his name to the clan. And the clans are again sub-divided into gotras or septs (viz., Jivala).

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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)

Jivala in India is the name of a plant defined with Lannea coromandelica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Haberlia grandis Dennst., nom. nud. (among others).

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

· Natuurlijke Historie (1774)
· A Numerical List of Dried Specimens (8475)
· Blumea (1948)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1938)

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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

jivāḷā (जिवाळा).—& jivāḷī See jivhāḷā & jivhāḷī.

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

jivāḷā (जिवाळा).—

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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

Jīvala (जीवल).—a.

1) Full of life.

2) Animating, inspiring.

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

Jīvala (जीवल).—m. A proper name, [Nala] 15, 7.

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

Jīvala (जीवल).—[adjective] living or enlivening; [Name] of a man.

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

1) Jīvala (जीवल):—[from jīv] mf(ā)n. full of life, animating (water), [Atharva-veda x, xii, xix]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa ii, 3; Nalopākhyāna xv, 7]

3) Jīvalā (जीवला):—[from jīvala > jīv] f. Odina Wodier, [Atharva-veda vi, viii, xix]

4) [v.s. ...] = vālā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Jīvālā (जीवाला):—[from jīvāpita > jīv] f. (= valā) a kind of pepper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Jivala 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jīvala (ಜೀವಲ):—[adjective] full of life; lively; sprightly; vivacious; active; energetic.

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Jīvala (ಜೀವಲ):—[noun] the state of being alive; life.

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Jīvaḷa (ಜೀವಳ):—[adjective] = ಜೀವಲ [jivala]1.

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Jīvaḷa (ಜೀವಳ):—[noun] = ಜೀವಲ [jivala]2.

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Jīvāḷa (ಜೀವಾಳ):—[adjective] having life; not dead; live.

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Jīvāḷa (ಜೀವಾಳ):—

1) [noun] that which or a person who gives life-support.

2) [noun] that which makes something what it is; intrinsic, fundamental nature or most important quality (of something); essential being; essence.

3) [noun] the significance or the main theme.

4) [noun] a thread passing between the strings and the bridge of a tambu`ri, (the base pitch instrument), used to vary the pitch subtly to tune it perfectly and get a sonorous sound.

5) [noun] the least degree of variation in the pitch of the sound, which human ear can perceive, made by such adjustment.

6) [noun] ಜೀವಾಳಕಟ್ಟು [jivalakattu] jīvāḷa kaṭṭu to tune or adjust the pitch of a tambūri with the help a thread, as to get sonorous sound.

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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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