Lavali, Lavalī: 18 definitions


Lavali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Lavalī (लवली) is a Sanskrit word for Phyllanthus distichus (West India gooseberry), 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. Note: Phyllanthus distichus is a synonym of Phyllanthus acidus.

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

According to Śukranīti 4.4.105-109: “The trees (such as lavalī) 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.”

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Lavali in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Luvunga scandens (Roxb.) Buch.-Ham. ex Wight & Arn. from the Rutaceae (Lemon) family having the following synonyms: Limonia scandens, Luvunga nitida. For the possible medicinal usage of lavali, 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: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Lavalī (लवली) refers to Averrhoa acida (synonym of Phyllanthus acidus), the fruit of which is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., fruit of lavalī (Averrhoa acida)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., bakula fruit (Mimusops elengi)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Lavalī (लवली) is the name of an Apabhraṃśa metre classified as Dvipadi (metres with two lines in a stanza) discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Lavalī has 9 mātrās in a line, made up by a pañcamātra and a caturmātra, having the caturmātra-gaṇa at the end.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Lavali (लवलि) refers to a kind of plant, as mentioned in chapter 1.4 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly: “[...] the King [Bharata] established his soldiers on the southern ocean’s bank [i.e., near Varadāma-tīrtha], which was covered with cardamon, clove-trees, lavali-creepers and kakkola plants. At the Cakravartin’s command, the carpenter made houses for all the army and a pauṣadha-house as before”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Lavali in India is the name of a plant defined with Annona reticulata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Annona reticulata Vell. (among others).

2) Lavali is also identified with Rollinia mucosa It has the synonym Annona longifolia Sessé & Moc. (etc.).

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

· AAU Reports (1990)
· Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle de Genève (1832)
· Acta Horti Bergiani (1931)
· Journal of Natural Products (1990)
· Flora Mexicana (1894)
· Estudios sobre diversidad y ecología de plantas (1997)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lavalī (लवली).—f S A tree. See the popular name harapara- rēvaḍī.

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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

Lavalī (लवली).—A kind of creeper; मया लब्धः पाणिर्ललितलबलीकन्दलनिभः (mayā labdhaḥ pāṇirlalitalabalīkandalanibhaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.4; निचयिनि लवलीलताविकासे (nicayini lavalīlatāvikāse) Kirātārjunīya 1.29.

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

Lavalī (लवली).—f. (-lī) A kind of tree, (Averrhoa acida.) “noyāḍa gācha .”

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

Lavalī (लवली).—f. A kind of creeper, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 146.

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

Lavali (लवलि).—[feminine] [Name] of a plant.

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Lavalī (लवली).—[feminine] [Name] of a plant.

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

1) Lavali (लवलि):—f. Averrhoa Acida, [Viddhaśālabhañjikā]

2) Lavalī (लवली):—[from lavali] f. idem, [Śiśupāla-vadha; Vāsavadattā; Bhāvaprakāśa]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

4) [v.s. ...] ([probably]) Name of a woman (See next).

5) Lāvalī (लावली):—f. a species of myrobalan, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Lavalī (लवली):—(lī) 3. f. A creeper.

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

Lavalī (लवली) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Lavalī.

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Lavali 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Lavalī (लवली) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Lavalī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lavali (ಲವಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the small tree Averrhoa acida of Oxalidaceae family.

2) [noun] its fruit.

3) [noun] the acacia catechu of Mimosae family.

4) [noun] a variety of cherry (Indian cherry) plant.

5) [noun] the creeper Hiptage benghalensis ( = H. madablota) of Malpighiaceae family; spring creeper.

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Lavaḷi (ಲವಳಿ):—[noun] = ಲವಲಿ [lavali].

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Lāvaḷi (ಲಾವಳಿ):—[noun] = ಲಾವಣಿ [lavani]1.

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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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