Phenila, Pheṇila: 15 definitions

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Phenila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Fenil.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Phenila in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Sapindus emarginatus Vahl from the Sapindaceae (Soapberry) family. For the possible medicinal usage of phenila, 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: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Phenila (फेनिल) refers to the “foamy” (e.g., water), as mentioned in verse 5.6-8 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Not shall one drink (water that is) [...]: foamy [phenila], infested with insects, warm, (and) injurious to the teeth because of excessive cold ; nor celestial (water) that (is) unseasonable ; nor (celestial water) that (is) seasonable (but) the first (of the season), [...] (such water) one shall not drink”.

Note: Phenila (“foamy”) and jantumat (“infested with insects”) have been combined into a single phrase: lbu-ba srog-chags-can (“possessed of foam (and) insects”).—The spellings lbu-ba in NP and dbu-ba in CD are interchangeable.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Phenila (फेनिल):—[phenilaṃ] Frothy

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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)

1) Phenila in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia concinna in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Senegalia rugata Britton & Rose (among others).

2) Phenila is also identified with Acacia sinuata It has the synonym Mimosa concinna Benth. (etc.).

3) Phenila is also identified with Sapindus emarginatus It has the synonym Sapindus emarginatus Hort. Alger. (etc.).

4) Phenila is also identified with Sapindus laurifolius It has the synonym Sapindus laurifolius Balb. ex DC..

5) Phenila is also identified with Sapindus saponaria It has the synonym Cupania saponarioides Sw. (etc.).

6) Phenila is also identified with Sapindus trifoliatus It has the synonym Sapindus emarginatus Hort. Alger. (etc.).

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

· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· A Numerical List of Dried Specimens (5250)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1900)
· Publications of the Field Columbian Museum, Botanical Series (1898)
· Hortus Suburbanus Calcuttensis (1845)

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pheṇila : (m.) the soap-berry plant.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phēnila (फेनिल).—m S Soap-plant, Sapindus detergens. Rox.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phenila (फेनिल).—a. Foamy, frothy; फेनिलमम्बुराशिम् (phenilamamburāśim) R.13. 2.

-laḥ A kind of tree (Mar. riṭhā).

See also (synonyms): phenala.

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

Phenila (फेनिल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Frothy, foamy. m.

(-laḥ) The soap plant, (Sapindus destergens, Rox.) n.

(-laṃ) 1. The fruit of the jujube. 2. The fruit of the Vangueria spinosa. E. phena froth or foam, ilac aff.

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

Phenila (फेनिल).—[adjective] = [preceding], [masculine] [Name] of a tree.

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

1) Phenila (फेनिल):—[from phena] mf(ā)n. foamy, frothy, spumous, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of tree, [Vāsavadattā]

3) [v.s. ...] Zizyphus Jujuba, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

4) [v.s. ...] Sapindus Detergens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Phenilā (फेनिला):—[from phenila > phena] f. Sap° D° [Caraka]

6) [v.s. ...] Hingcha Repens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] = sarpākṣī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Phenila (फेनिल):—[from phena] n. the fruit of Sap° D° or of Ziz° J° or of Madana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Phenila (फेनिल):—(laḥ) 1. m. The soap plant. n. Fruit of the jujube. a. Frothy.

[Sanskrit to German]

Phenila 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Phenila (फेनिल) [Also spelled fenil]:—(a) foamy, frothful; full of lather/scum.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Phēnila (ಫೇನಿಲ):—[adjective] having foam (on the surface, as the sea-water).

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Phēnila (ಫೇನಿಲ):—

1) [noun] the tree Sapindus emarginatus of Sapindaceae family; soap-nut tree.

2) [noun] its fruit.

3) [noun] the tree Clerodendrum phlomidis of Verbenaceae family.

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