Kuddala, aka: Kuddāla, Kuḍḍāla, Kūddāla; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kuddāla (कुद्दाल) is another name (synonym) for Karbudāra, which is the Sanskrit word for Bauhinia variegata (orchid tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Kuddāla (कुद्दाल) is a Sanskrit word for Bauhinia variegata (ebony), identified by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as bearing good fruits. The King should plant such domestic plants in and near villages. He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat.

The following is an ancient Indian recipe for such nourishment of trees:

According to Śukranīti 4.4.105-109: “The trees (such as kuddāla) are to be watered in the morning and evening in summer, every alternate day in winter, in the fifth part of the day (i.e., afternoon) in spring, never in the rainy season. If trees have their fruits destroyed, the pouring of cold water after being cooked together with Kulutha, Māṣa (seeds), Mudga (pulse), Yava (barley) and Tila (oil seed) would lead to the growth of flowers and fruits. Growth of trees can be helped by the application of water with which fishes are washed and cleansed.”

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kuddāla : (m.) a spade or hoe.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kuddāla, a spade or a hoe (kanda-mūla-phalagahaṇ’‹-› atthaṃ DA. I, 269) Vin. III, 144; J. V, 45; DhA. IV, 218. Often in combn kuddāla-piṭaka “hoe and basket” D. I, 101; S. II, 88; V, 53; A. I, 204; II, 199; J. I, 225, 336. (Page 221)

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

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kuddāla (कुद्दाल).—m S A sort of pickax or hoe.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Kuḍḍāla (कुड्डाल).—A spade (Mar. kudaḷa).

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Kuddāla (कुद्दाल).—

1) A spade, hoe; समासाद्य किलं तच्चाप्यखनन्सगरात्मजाः कुद्दालैः (samāsādya kilaṃ taccāpyakhanansagarātmajāḥ kuddālaiḥ) Mb.3.17.23.

2) The Kāñchana tree.

-lakam A copper pitcher.

2) A measure; एकेन कुद्दालकेन खारीसहस्रम् (ekena kuddālakena khārīsahasram) Mbh. on P.II.1.69.

Derivable forms: kuddālaḥ (कुद्दालः).

See also (synonyms): kuddāra, kuddālaka.

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Kūddāla (कूद्दाल).—Mountain ebony.

Derivable forms: kūddālaḥ (कूद्दालः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuddala (कुद्दल).—m.

(-laḥ) Mountain ebony.

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Kuddāla (कुद्दाल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A mountain ebony, (Bauhinia variegata, &c.) also kāñcana. 2. A kind of spade or hoe. E. ku the earth, and dala to divide, with ut prefixed, and aṇ affix or with dṝ to divide, kuddāra; also kudāla, &c.

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Kūddāla (कूद्दाल).—m.

(-laḥ) Mountain ebony: see kuddāla.

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