Khel: 10 definitions


Khel means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Khel in India is the name of a plant defined with Dichanthium caricosum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Dimeria filiformis (Roxb.) Hochst. ex Miq. (among others).

2) Khel in Nepal is also identified with Betula utilis It has the synonym Betula bhojpattra Lindley (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1899)
· Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, or ‘Descriptions and figures of a select number of unpublished East Indian plants’ (1830)
· Plantae Wilsonianae (1916)
· Kew Bulletin (1939)
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khel (खेल्).—1 P. (khelati, khelita)

1) To shake, move to and fro.

2) To tremble.

3) To play, sport; खेलल्लोलम्बकोलाहल- मुखरितदिक्चक्रवालान्तरालम् (khelallolambakolāhala- mukharitadikcakravālāntarālam) Bhar. Ch. -Caus. To swing, shake; कृपणोऽहं हि जीवामि भुजगं खेलयन्सदा (kṛpaṇo'haṃ hi jīvāmi bhujagaṃ khelayansadā) Kathāsaritsāgara 9.76.

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

Khel (खेल्).—[(ṛ) kheḷ] r. 1st cl. (khelati) To shake to tremble, to move.

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

Khel (खेल्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To move to and fro, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 55, 26 (to dance?).

— [Causal.] To put in motion, to turn, [Pañcatantra] 221, 12.

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

Khel (खेल्).—khelati move to and fro, swing; [Causative] khelayati.

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

Khel (खेल्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] lati, to shake, move to and fro, swing, tremble, [Rāmāyaṇa; Naiṣadha-carita; Gīta-govinda; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] :—[Causal] [Parasmaipada] khelayati, to cause to move to and fro, swing, shake, [Pañcatantra iv, 5, 0/1; Kathāsaritsāgara ix, 76.]

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

Khel (खेल्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khilla, Khela.

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Khel 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

Khel in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) play, game, sport; show; -[kuda] sports; fun and frolic; —[karana] to frolic; —[ke dina] age of merriment; boyhood; —[khilana] to give a long rope; —[khatma hona] the game to be up; —[khelana] to make a crafty move; —[khela mem] in a trice, without any effort; —[banana] to have a business accomplished; —,[bana banaya] near-accomplished job; —[bigadana] a person’s apple-cart to be upset; to have a game or business spoilt; —[bigadana] to upset a person’s apple-cart; —[samajhana] to consider damn easy; to look through one’s game..—khel (खेल) is alternatively transliterated as Khela.

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