Kajala, Kājaḷa, Kājala: 8 definitions


Kajala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Kājaḷa can be transliterated into English as Kajala or Kajalia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kajal.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kajala [કજલા] in the Gujarati language is the name of a plant identified with Aegiceras corniculatum from the Myrsinaceae (Myrsine) family having the following synonyms: Rhizophora corniculata. For the possible medicinal usage of kajala, 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.

Kajala [काजळा] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kājaḷa (काजळ).—n (kajjala S) Lamp-black. It is consi- dered as a collyrium, and is applied medicinally and ornamentally. kājaḷācā ḍōṅgara The inverted cone of lamp-black formed over a lamp.

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kājaḷā (काजळा).—m (kājaḷa) Blight (esp. of jōndhaḷā), smut. Used locally in other senses of the word kājaḷī.

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

kājaḷa (काजळ).—n Lamp-black. kājaḷakuṅkūṃ Decora- tions of the toilette.

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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

Kājala (काजल).—

1) A little water.

2) Bad water.

Derivable forms: kājalam (काजलम्).

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

1) Kājala (काजल):—[=kā-jala] n. (See 2. ) a little water, [Vopadeva vi, 95]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. waterless, Caraka, [vi, 2.]

3) [from kā-jala] n. unguent (for kajjala, q.v.?), [Daśakumāra-carita]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kajala 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

Kājala (काजल) [Also spelled kajal]:—(nm) collyrium; soot; —[kī koṭharī] an abode of evil: a place or affair which imparts a stain on one’s character by association.

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