Palasi, aka: Palāśī, Palāsī, Palashi; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Palasi 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.

The Sanskrit term Palāśī can be transliterated into English as Palasi or Palashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Palāśī (पलाशी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.145-147 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Vaidyaka Śabda Sindhu says Palāśī is a tree, with latex and a famous creeper by its name in Nāgar-deśa and in Kashmir it is known as Śaṭī.; it appears that Vaidyaka Śabda Sindhu is not clear whether Palāśī is a tree or a creepre. Bhāvaprakāśa has mentioned one Gandha-Palāśī (Hedychium spicatum or spiked ginger lily). Raghuvīr Prasāda Trivedī rejects claim by maintaining that the properties of Palāśī of Raj Nighantu and Gandha-Palāśī of Bhāvaprakāśa differ.

Palāśī is mentioned as having fourteen synonyms: Patravallī, Parṇavallī, Palāśikā, Khuraparṇī, Suparṇī, Dīrghavallī, Viṣādanī, Amlapatrī, Dīrghapatrī, Rasāmlā, Amlakā, Amlātakī and Kāñjikā.

Properties and characteristics: “Palāśī  is light (laghu), pleasant and mouth-freshening. It relieves anorexia and is wholesome or beneficial for general use. It however vitiates pitta-doṣa”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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palāsī : (adj.) spiteful; malicious.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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

paḷaśī (पळशी).—f A shrub, Grewia Asiatica. Grah.

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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