Palasi, Palāśī, Palāsī, Palashi: 8 definitions


Palasi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

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”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Palasi in India is the name of a plant defined with Butea monosperma in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Rudolphia frondosa Poir. (among others).

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

· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Encycl. (Lamarck) (1804)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Ethnobotany (2001)
· Familles des Plantes (1763)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

palāsī : (adj.) spiteful; malicious.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

1) Palāśī (पलाशी):—[from palāśa] f. a species of climbing plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Pālāśi (पालाशि):—[from pālāśa] m. ([patronymic] [from] palāśa), [Pravara texts]

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Palasi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Palāśi (ಪಲಾಶಿ):—

1) [noun] a tree (or a plant) that has leaves.

2) [noun] a kind of climbing plant.

3) [noun] the tree Spondias pinnata (=S. mangiferra) of Anacardiaceae family.

4) [noun] its plum used for pickles; Indian hog plum.

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Palāsi (ಪಲಾಸಿ):—[noun] = ಪಲಾಶಿ [palashi].

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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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