Phal: 8 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phal (फल्).—I. 1 P. (phalati, paphāla, aphālīt, phaliṣyati, phalita)

1) To bear fruit, yield or produce fruit; नानाफलैः फलति कल्पलतेव भूमिः (nānāphalaiḥ phalati kalpalateva bhūmiḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.46; परोपकाराय द्रुमाः फलन्तिः (paropakārāya drumāḥ phalantiḥ) Subhāṣ; विधातुर्व्यापारः फलतु च मनोज्ञश्च भवतु (vidhāturvyāpāraḥ phalatu ca manojñaśca bhavatu) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.16; often used transitively in this sense; मौर्यस्यैव फलन्ति पश्य विविधश्रेयांसि मन्नीतयः (mauryasyaiva phalanti paśya vividhaśreyāṃsi mannītayaḥ) Mu.2.16 'accomplish or bring about'; Śiśupālavadha 2.89.

2) To be fruitful, to be successful, to be fulfilled or accomplished, to succeed; कैकेयि कामाः फलिता- स्तवेति (kaikeyi kāmāḥ phalitā- staveti) R.13.59;15 78; यदा न फेलुः क्षणदाचराणाम् (yadā na pheluḥ kṣaṇadācarāṇām) (manorathāḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 14.113;12.66; नैवाकृतिः फलति नैव कुलं न शीलम् (naivākṛtiḥ phalati naiva kulaṃ na śīlam) Bhartṛhari 2.96,116.

3) To result, produce results or consequences; फलितमस्माकं कपटप्रबन्धेन (phalitamasmākaṃ kapaṭaprabandhena) H.1; फलितं नस्तर्हि भगवतीपादप्रसादेन (phalitaṃ nastarhi bhagavatīpādaprasādena) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 6; Kirātārjunīya 18,25; खलः करोति दुर्वृत्तं नूनं फलति साधुषु (khalaḥ karoti durvṛttaṃ nūnaṃ phalati sādhuṣu) H.3.21 'wicked men commit bad acts, and good men suffer their consequences'.

4) To become ripe, ripen.

5) To fall to the lot of, befall.

6) To be useful. -II. 1 P. (phalati, phulla or phulta in the first sense, and phalita in other senses)

1) To burst open, split or cleave asunder, burst, cleave; तस्य मूर्धानमासाद्य पफालासिवरो हि सः (tasya mūrdhānamāsādya paphālāsivaro hi saḥ) Mb.

2) To shine back, be reflected; इह नवशुककोमला मणीनां रविकरसंवलिताः फलन्ति भासः (iha navaśukakomalā maṇīnāṃ ravikarasaṃvalitāḥ phalanti bhāsaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 5.38.

3) To go.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phal (फल्).—r. 1st cl. (phalati) 1. To produce or bear fruit. 2. To make fruitful, to fructify. 3. To go. (ñi, ā) ñiphalā r. 1st cl. (phalati) To divide, to cleave or split.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phal (फल्).— (sprung from original spar, cf. sphar, sphur), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To burst, Mahābhārata 3, 1654. 2. To disappear (as if by bursting), Mahābhārata 13, 7472. 3. To produce, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 132. 4. To bear fruit, figuratively, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 84; to fall to one’s share, [Hitopadeśa] 54, 18; to befall, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 21 (sādhuṣu, the good ones). 5. To be fruitful, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 38. 6. To be useful, 2, 98. 7. Impersonal pass. phalitam (supply asti), Fruit is borne, produced, [Hitopadeśa] 21, 13. 8. † To go. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. I. phalita (or phala + ita), 1. Fruitful, bearing fruit, [Hitopadeśa] 47, 3, M.M. 2. Successful, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 196, 1. Ii. phulla (instead of phal + na), 1. Blown, expanded as a flower, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 6; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 152. 2. Opened (as the eyes, with pleasure), smiling.

— With the prep. ud ud, utphulla, 1. Blown, as a flower, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 39. 2. Expanded (as the eyes, with fear), [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 50, 15; (with surprise, with joy), [Hitopadeśa] 51, 10, M. M.; [Indralokāgamana] 2, 26. [Causal.] phālaya, To open, Mahābhārata 1, 5977.

— With prod pra-ud, protphulla, Blown, as a flower, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 34.

— With pra pra, praphulla, 1. Blown, as a flower, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 1. 2. Smiling. 3. Shining. 4. Glad.

— With prati prati, To bound against, to be reflected, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 37. pratiphalita, 1. Reflected. 2. Requited.

— Cf. probably [Latin] flos; [Anglo-Saxon.] blowan; [Gothic.] bloma; A. S. bloma, blostma.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Phal (फल्).—1. phalati [participle] phulla (q.v.) burst, split ([intransitive]).

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Phal (फल्).—2. phalati phalate [participle] phalita (q.v.) fruit, bear fruit, have results or consequences, be fulfilled.

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Phal (फल्).—3. interj. = phaṭ.

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

1) Phal (फल्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xv, 9]) phalati ([Epic] also [Ātmanepada] te; [perfect tense] paphāla, [Mahābhārata, 3.] [plural] pheluḥ, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]; cf. [Pāṇini 6-4, 122]; [Aorist] aphālīt [grammar]; [future] phaliṣyati, [Mahābhārata]; phalitā [grammar]),

—to burst, cleave open or asunder, split (intrans.), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.;

—to rebound, be reflected, [Kirātārjunīya; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];—([Dhātupāṭha xv, 23]; but rather [Nominal verb] [from] phala below)

—to bear or produce fruit, ripen ([literally] and [figuratively]), be fruitful, have results or consequences, be fulfilled, result, succeed, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to fall to the share of ([locative case]), [Hitopadeśa];

—to obtain (fruit or reward), [Mahābhārata];

—to bring to maturity, fulfil, yield, grant, bestow (with [accusative], rarely [instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to give out, emit (heat), [Kirātārjunīya];

— ([Dhātupāṭha xx, 9]) to go (cf.pal) :—[Causal] phālayati [Aorist] apīphalat [grammar] (cf. phālita) :—[Desiderative] piphaliṣati [grammar]:—[Intensive] pamphulyate, pamphulīti, pamphulti, [ib.]

2) cf.sphaṭ, sphuṭ; [German] spalten; [English] split.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Phal (फल्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Phala.

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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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