Krishnaphala, Kṛṣṇaphalā, Krishna-phala: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇaphalā can be transliterated into English as Krsnaphala or Krishnaphala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kṛṣṇaphalā (कृष्णफला) is another name for Avalguja (Psoralea corylifolia “Malaysian scurfpea”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnaphala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛṣṇaphala (कृष्णफल).—m.

(-laḥ) A fruit tree, the Karinda: see kṛṣṇapāka. (lā) A shrub, (Serratula anthelmintica:) see somarājī. E. kṛṣṇa black, and phala fruit.

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

1) Kṛṣṇaphala (कृष्णफल):—[=kṛṣṇa-phala] [from kṛṣṇa] m. ‘having a black fruit’, = -pāka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Kṛṣṇaphalā (कृष्णफला):—[=kṛṣṇa-phalā] [from kṛṣṇa-phala > kṛṣṇa] f. the plant Vernonia anthelminthica, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

3) [v.s. ...] a variety of Mucuna, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Kṛṣṇaphala (कृष्णफल):—[kṛṣṇa-phala] (laḥ) 1. m. The karinda tree. () f. A shrub (Serratula anthelmintica).

[Sanskrit to German]

Krishnaphala 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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