Kale, Kāle: 5 definitions

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Kale means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kale [कळे] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Brassica oleracea var. capitata from the Brassicaceae (Mustard) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kale, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kale in Cameroon is the name of a plant defined with Gnetum buchholzianum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

2) Kale in India is also identified with Carissa spinarum It has the synonym Jasminonerium madagascariense (Thouars) Kuntze (etc.).

3) Kale is also identified with Ximenia americana It has the synonym Amyris arborescens P. Browne (etc.).

4) Kale in Sierra Leone is also identified with Rottboellia cochinchinensis.

5) Kale is also identified with Vetiveria zizanioides It has the synonym Panicum squarrosum (L.f.) Lam. (etc.).

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

· Institutiones Rei Herbariae (1968)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1976)
· Kew Bulletin (1981)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1983)
· Tentamen Florae Abyssinicae … (1850)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kale, for example pregnancy safety, extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, diet and recipes, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Kāle (काले):—[from kāla] ind. [locative case] in time, seasonably, [Ṛg-veda x, 42, 9; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (cf. a-kāle)

2) [v.s. ...] kāle gacchati, in the course of time

3) [v.s. ...] kāle yāte, after some time

4) [v.s. ...] kāle kāle, always in time, [Mahābhārata i, 1680; Raghuvaṃśa iv, 6]

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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

Kale (ಕಲೆ):—[verb] to come together; to meet; to mix with; to be associated with.

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Kale (ಕಲೆ):—

1) [noun] a mark on the skin left after the healing of a wound, burn or sore; a scar.

2) [noun] a colour, discolouration, streak or spot resulting from or as from staining with dirt, etc.; a stain.

3) [noun] a moral blemish; dishonour; guilt; taint.

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Kale (ಕಲೆ):—

1) [noun] a small part of a whole.

2) [noun] the smallest particle which is indivisible further; an atom.

3) [noun] the apparent incremental portion of the moon over previous day during its waxing period.

4) [noun] a measure of time (varying differently according to different systems).

5) [noun] any of the fine arts, as poetry, music, sculpture, painting, etc.

6) [noun] a human offspring in the first eight weeks from conception; the embryo.

7) [noun] expertness, practised ability, facility in an action; dexterity.

8) [noun] gloss, brilliance or sheen; lustre.

9) [noun] a small vessel propelled on water by an engine, oars or sails; a boat.

10) [noun] blood and other materials discharged from the lining of the uterus in sexually mature non-pregnant women at intervals of about one lunar month until the menopause.

11) [noun] a single basic unit of rhythm in poetry.

12) [noun] (phil.) the principle of the physical existence of the soul (which are sixteen in numbers).

13) [noun] the thick, whitish fluid secreted by the male reproductive organs and containing the spermatozoa; the semen.

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Kaḷe (ಕಳೆ):—

1) [verb] to give up; to abandon; to forsake; to leave.

2) [verb] to move (something) from where it is; to transfer or carry away or from one place to another; to remove.

3) [verb] to be removed; to be sent off.

4) [verb] to push out; to throw away.

5) [verb] to take of (an ornament, clothe, etc. worn on the body).

6) [verb] to remove by rubbing; to obliterate.

7) [verb] to destroy; to kill.

8) [verb] to make less hard to bear; lighten or relieve (pain, suffering, tiredness, etc.).

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Kaḷe (ಕಳೆ):—

1) [verb] to cease to exist; to die.

2) [verb] to pass a) to go or move forward, through or out; b) to spend (one’s time, days, life etc.).

3) [verb] to slip by; to elapse; to pass (as time).

4) [verb] to avoid happening; to fend off.

5) [verb] to drive out or away.

6) [verb] to go beyond (one’s capacity, power, etc.); to become impossible.

7) [verb] to deduct; to subtract.

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Kaḷe (ಕಳೆ):—

1) [noun] any undesired, uncultivated plant, esp. one growing in profusion so as to crowd out a desired crop, disfigure a lawn, etc.; a weed.

2) [noun] (fig.) anything worthless, useless.

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Kaḷe (ಕಳೆ):—[noun] the pain caused by muscular contractions of a woman at the time of giving birth to a child; labour pain.

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Kaḷe (ಕಳೆ):—[noun] a slender hollow bamboo, with holes along its length, used as a musical instrument; a musical bamboo-pipe.

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Kaḷe (ಕಳೆ):—

1) [noun] a small part of a whole.

2) [noun] the smallest particle which is indivisible further.

3) [noun] the apparent incremental portion of the moon over previous day during its waxing period.

4) [noun] a measure of time equal to eight seconds.

5) [noun] any of the fine arts, as poetry, music, sculpture, painting, etc.

6) [noun] a human offspring in the first eight weeks from conception; the embryo.

7) [noun] expertness, practised ability, facility in an action; dexterity.

8) [noun] gloss, brilliance or sheen; lustre.

9) [noun] a small vessel propelled on water by an engine, oars or sails; a boat.

10) [noun] blood and other materials discharged from the lining of the uterus in sexually mature non-pregnant women at intervals of about one lunar month until the menopause.

11) [noun] a single basic unit of rhythm in poetry.

12) [noun] (phil.) the principle of the physical existence of the soul (which are sixteen in numbers).

13) [noun] the thick, whitish fluid secreted by the male reproductive organs and containing the spermatozoa; the semen.

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Kaḻe (ಕೞೆ):—[verb] = ಕೞಿ [kali]1.

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Kaḻe (ಕೞೆ):—[noun] a slender hollow bamboo, with holes along its length, used as a musical instrument; a musical bamboo-pipe.

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Kāle (ಕಾಲೆ):—

1) [noun] the plant Indigofera tinctoria of Papoilionaceae family; Indian indigo.

2) [noun] the climber Piper longum of Piperaceae family.

3) [noun] its black seeds; long pepper.

4) [noun] the plant Ipomoea atropurpurea of Convolvulaceae family.

5) [noun] the plant Nigella sativa (= N. indica) of Ranunculaceae family; black cumin plant.

6) [noun] its black seed; black cumin.

7) [noun] the plant Rubia cordifolia (= R. munjista) of Rubiaceae family; Indian madder.

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Kāle (ಕಾಲೆ):—[noun] (dial.) an evil spirit.

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Kāḷe (ಕಾಳೆ):—[noun] a horn-shaped metal trumpet; a bugle.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kāle (काले):—adj. derog. (the person) of black complexion;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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