Naval, Ñaval, Nāval, Nāvāḷ: 4 definitions


Naval means something in Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Naval has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Navala.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Naval in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Syzygium caryophyllatum from the Myrtaceae (Bottlebrush) family having the following synonyms: Myrtus caryophyllata, Syzygium caryophyllaeum, Eugenia corymbosa. For the possible medicinal usage of naval, 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) Naval in India is the name of a plant defined with Syzygium caryophyllatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eugenia corymbosa Lam. (among others).

2) Naval is also identified with Syzygium cumini It has the synonym Eugenia obtusifolia Roxb. (etc.).

3) Naval is also identified with Syzygium jambos It has the synonym Eugenia malaccensis Blanco, nom. illeg. (etc.).

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

· Fl. Haban.: (1914)
· Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1939)
· Acta Bot. Yunnan. (1982)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)
· U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry Bulletin (1912)
· Descriptive Flora of Puerto Rico and Adjacent Islands: Spermatophyta (1994)

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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Naval in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) new, novel, neo-; fresh; young; recent; ~[kishora] an epithet of Lord Krishna; young man; hence ~[ta] (nf)..—naval (नवल) is alternatively transliterated as Navala.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ñaval (ஞவல்) noun See ஞலவல். (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [gnalaval. (agarathi nigandu)]

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Nāval (நாவல்) noun

1. Jaumoon-plum,

1. transitive, Eugenia jambolana; மரவகை. நாவ றழீஇயவிந் நானிலம் [maravagai. nava razhiiyavin nanilam] (திருக்கோவையார் [thirukkovaiyar] 191).

2. Arnott's mountain black plum,

1. transitive, Eugenia arnottiana; வைத்திய மலையகராதி மரவகை. [vaithiya malaiyagarathi maravagai.]

3. See நாவலந்தீவு. நாவலந் தண்பொழில் [navalanthivu. navalan thanpozhil] (மணிமேகலை [manimegalai] 22, 29).

4. Challenging for fight; போர்க்கழைக்கை. [porkkazhaikkai.] (நன் [nan] 100, மயிலை. [mayilai.])

5. A shout of victory in the form of nāvalō-nāval; வெற்றிக்குறி யாக இடும் ஒலி. நாவலிட் டுழிதர்கின்றோம் [verrikkuri yaga idum oli. navalid duzhitharkinrom] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருமாலை [nalayira thivyappirapandam thirumalai], 1).

6. A shout of joy made while heaping grain on the threshing-floor; நெற்போ ரிடுவோர் மகிழ்ச்சியினாலிடும் ஒலி. [nerpo riduvor magizhchiyinalidum oli.] (ஏரெழுபது [erezhupathu] 59.)

7. A shout of driving the oxen while treading sheaves on the threshing-floor; நெற்போர் தெழிக் கும் பகட்டினங்களைத் துரப்பதொரு சொல். காவ லுழவர் . . . நாவலோஒ வென்றிசைக்கு நாளோதை [nerpor thezhig kum pagattinangalaith thurappathoru sol. kava luzhavar . . . navaloo venrisaikku nalothai] (நன் [nan] 101, உரை [urai]).

8. Exclamation of grief; துக்கக்குறிப்பு. கன்னிமீர் நாவ லிக்கண நண்ணுதிர் [thukkakkurippu. kannimir nava likkana nannuthir] (கந்தபு. பானுகோ. [kanthapu. panugo.] 192).

9. A kind of insect which blights the gingelly crops; எட்காயை அழிக்கும் பூச்சிவகை. [edkayai azhikkum puchivagai.] south Arcot usage

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Nāvāḷ (நாவாள்) noun < நா². [na².] Sarasvatī நாமகள். [namagal.] (W.) நாவாளுடனீ யென நான்முகனே [navaludani yena nanmugane] (சேதுபுராணம் சிவதீர். [sethupuranam sivathir.] 46).

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