Padavala, Paḍavaḷa, Paḍavala, Padavali: 6 definitions


Padavala means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Padavala (“boat”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Telugu section of the Devangas (a caste of weavers). The Devangas, speaking Telugu or Canarese, are found all over the Madras Presidency. Devanga is composed of Deva and angam, “limb of god”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Padavala [ಪಡವಲ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Trichosanthes cucumerina subsp. anguina (L.) I. Grebenscikov from the Cucurbitaceae (Pumpkin) family having the following synonyms: Trichosanthes anguina, Cucumis anguinus, Trichosanthes lobata. For the possible medicinal usage of padavala, 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) Padavali in India is the name of a plant defined with Cipadessa baccifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Rhus blinii H. Lév. (among others).

2) Padavali is also identified with Cissampelos pareira It has the synonym Cocculus orbiculatus C.K. Schneid., nom. illeg. (etc.).

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

· Florae Fluminensis Icones
· Flora Japonica (Thunberg) (1784)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology (2007)
· Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturae (1817)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1825)

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

paḍavaḷa (पडवळ).—f (paṭōla S) Snake-gourd, Trichosanthes diœca or anguina. 2 n The fruit of it. hātāpāyācēṃ pa0 hōṇēṃ g. of s. To be lean and meagre.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

paḍavaḷa (पडवळ).—f Snake-gourd, Trichosanthes diœca or anguina. n The fruit of it. hātāpāyācēṃ pa?B hōṇēṃ To be lean and meagre.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paḍavala (ಪಡವಲ):—

1) [noun] the climber Trichosanthes anguina of Cucurbitaceae family.

2) [noun] its gourd, used as a vegetble; snake gourd.

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Paḍavali (ಪಡವಲಿ):—[noun] = ಪಡವಲ [padavala].

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Paḍavaḷa (ಪಡವಳ):—

1) [noun] the chief of an army.

2) [noun] a senior officer.

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Paḍavaḷa (ಪಡವಳ):—[noun] a man in charge of attires in a palace or in the house of a man of high rank.

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Paḍavaḷi (ಪಡವಳಿ):—[noun] the plant Cissampelos pareira ( = C. convolvulaceae) of Menispermaceae family; false pareira root.

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Paḍāvala (ಪಡಾವಲ):—[noun] the plant Clypea peltata of Menispermaceae family.

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Paḍāvaḷa (ಪಡಾವಳ):—[noun] = ಪಡವಳ [padavala]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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