Nicula; 3 Definition(s)

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Nicula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nichula.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

1) Nicula (निचुल) is another name (synonym) for Vetasa, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Salix caprea (goat willow). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.106), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Vetasa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

2) Nicula (निचुल) is a Sanskrit word referring to the Barringtonia acutangula (Indian oak), a species of tree native to Southern Asia, from the Lecythidaceae family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Other names in English as “hizal tree”, “barringtonia”, “freshwater mangrove” or “Indian Putat”. The literal translation of Nicula is “upper garment, overcoat”. It is also known by the synonym Hijjala and Ambuja. It is traditionally used as a medicine for various remedies, for example, it is included in a recipe for destroying parasites.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Nicula, (Sk. nicula) a plant (Barringtonia acutangula) VvA. 134. (Page 355)

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

nicūḷa (निचूळ).—m W (nicula S) The Jack tree or its fruit.

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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