Kadala, Kādala: 14 definitions


Kadala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kadala (कदल) refers to the “plantain” and is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., kadala (plantain)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., ghṛta (ghee)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

Kadala (plantain) is also mentioned as a remedy for indigestion caused by panasa (jackfruit).

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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)

1) Kadala in India is the name of a plant defined with Aglaia odorata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aglaia odorata var. microphyllina C. DC..

2) Kadala is also identified with Bombax ceiba It has the synonym Gossampinus malabarica (DC.) Merr. (etc.).

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

· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1824)
· Hortus Malabaricus
· FBI (1874)
· Meletemata Botanica (1832)
· Lingnan Science Journal (1928)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1878)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kadala, for example side effects, chemical composition, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kadala, (nt.) the plantain tree Kacc 335. (Page 185)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaḍaḷa (कडळ).—n Commonly kaḍavaḷa.

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kadala (कदल).—n S A plantain or banana, the fruit of kadalī.

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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

Kadala (कदल).—The plantain tree; ऊरुद्वयं मृगदृशः कदलस्य काण्डौ (ūrudvayaṃ mṛgadṛśaḥ kadalasya kāṇḍau) Amaruśataka 95.

-lā Name of several plants:-- पृश्नि, डिम्बिका (pṛśni, ḍimbikā) and शाल्मलि (śālmali).

-lī 1 The plantain tree; किं यासि बालकदलीव विकम्पमाना (kiṃ yāsi bālakadalīva vikampamānā) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.2; यास्यत्यूरुः सरसकदली- स्तम्भगौरश्चलत्वम् (yāsyatyūruḥ sarasakadalī- stambhagauraścalatvam) Meghadūta 98,79; Kumārasambhava 1.36; R.12.96; Y.3.8.

2) A kind of deer.

3) A flag carried by an elephant.

4) A flag or banner; कदली वैजयन्त्यां च रम्भायां च मृगेऽपि च (kadalī vaijayantyāṃ ca rambhāyāṃ ca mṛge'pi ca) Nm.

Derivable forms: kadalaḥ (कदलः).

See also (synonyms): kadalaka.

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Kādala (कादल).—a. Belonging or relating to the kadali kind of deer; Rām.3.43.36. (mṛdūccakarburanīlāgraromā mṛgaviśeṣaḥ kadalī).

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

Kadala (कदल).—mf. (-laḥ-lī) 1. The plantain tree, (Musa sapientum.) 2. Another plant, (Pistia stratiotes:) see pṛṣṇī. f.

(-lā) The silk cotton tree; also

(-lī-likā) 1. A kind of deer, the hide of which is used as a seat, &c. 2. A flag, a banner. 3. A flag carried by an elephant. E. ka water, air, &c. dal to pierce, to divide, &c. affix ac, and ṭāp or ṅīṣ fem. aff.

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

Kadala (कदल).—I. m. and f. , The plaintain tree, Musa sapientum, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 75. Ii. f. , A kind of deer, Mahābhārata 2, 1743.

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

Kadala (कदल).—[masculine] [feminine] [Name] of a tree.

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

1) Kadala (कदल):—mf(ī [ā[cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]]). the plantain or banana tree, Musa Sapientum (its soft, perishable stem is a symbol of frailty), [Suśruta; Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta]

2) Kadalā (कदला):—[from kadala] f. Name of several plants (Pistia Stratiotes, Bombax Heptaphyllum, Calosanthes Indica), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Kadala (कदल):—n. the banana, [Suśruta]

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

Kadala (कदल):—[(laḥ-lī)] 1. m. 3. f. The plantain tree. f. (likā-lī) A deer; a flag; () the silk-cotton tree.

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

Kadala (कदल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kayala.

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Kadala 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

Kaḍāla (ಕಡಾಲ):—[noun] the tree Anthocephalus indicus (= A. cadamba, = Nauclea cadamba) of Rubiaceae family; cadamba tree.

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Kadaḷa (ಕದಳ):—

1) [noun] the plant Musa paradisiaca of Musaceae family.

2) [noun] its fruit; plantain.

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Kādala (ಕಾದಲ):—

1) [noun] a man as related to a woman, with whom he has a sexual or romantic relationship; a lover.

2) [noun] a man as related to a woman whom he is married to; a husband.

3) [noun] ಕಾದಲಳ್ [kadalal] kādalaḷ= ಕಾದಲೆ [kadale]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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