Phalin: 10 definitions


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

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Phalin in India is the name of a plant defined with Callicarpa macrophylla in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Callicarpa roxburghii Wall. ex Walp. (among others).

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

· Flora of the British India (1885)
· Flora Indica (1820)
· Symbolae Botanicae (1794)
· Darjeeling List (1896)
· Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1911)
· Flore du Kouy-Tchéou (1915)

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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: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Phalin, (adj.) (fr. phala) bearing fruit J. V, 242. (Page 477)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phalin (फलिन्).—a. [phala astyarthe ini]

1) Fruitful, bearing or yielding fruit (fig. also); पुष्पिणः फलिनश्चैव वृक्षास्तूभयतः स्मृताः (puṣpiṇaḥ phalinaścaiva vṛkṣāstūbhayataḥ smṛtāḥ) Manusmṛti 1.47; Mṛcchakaṭika 4.1.

2) Advantageous, profitable. -m. A tree; यथा प्रसूयमानस्तु फली दद्यात् फलं बहु (yathā prasūyamānastu phalī dadyāt phalaṃ bahu) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.18.2.

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Phalin (फलिन्).—a. [phal-inac] Fruitful, bearing fruit; ताम्बूलीपटलैः पिनद्ध फलिनव्यानम्रपूगद्रुमाः (tāmbūlīpaṭalaiḥ pinaddha phalinavyānamrapūgadrumāḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 6.19.

-naḥ The breadfruit tree.

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

Phalin (फलिन्).—mfn. (-lī-linī-li) 1. Bearing fruit, fruitful. 2. Productive of consequences. m. (-nī) 1. A sort of fish, commonly Phalui, (Mystus kapirat.) 2. A tree, (especially in fruit.) f. (-nī) 1. A medicinal plant, commonly Priyangu. 2. A potherb, (Echites dichotoma.) 3. A flower, (Celosia cristata.) E. phala fruit, and ini aff.

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

Phalin (फलिन्).—i. e. phala + in, I. adj., f. , Having fruits, [Cāṇakya] 21 in Berl. Monatsb. 1864, 408; bearing fruit, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 47. Ii. m. A tree, Mahābhārata 14, 498. Iii. f. . 1. = Priyaṅgu. 2. A potherb, Echites dichotoma. 3. A flower, Celosia cristata.

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

Phalin (फलिन्).—[adjective] fruitful, having gain or advantage. [masculine] fruit-tree, [feminine] phalinī [adjective] cert. plant.

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

1) Phalin (फलिन्):—[from phal] mfn. bearing or yielding fruit, fruitful (met. = productive of results or consequences), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] reaping advantage, successful, [Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] having an iron point (as an arrow), [Raghuvaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a fruit tree, [Mahābhārata]

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

Phalin (फलिन्):—[(lī-linī-li) a.] Bearing fruit. m. A sort of fish; a tree in fruit. f. A medicinal plant, a potherb; a flower.

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Phalin 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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