Pugiphala, Pūgīphala, Pugīphala, Pugi-phala: 5 definitions



Pugiphala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Pūgīphala (पूगीफल) refers to the “areca nut” and is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., pūgīphala (areca nut)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., kāñjika gruel)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pugīphala (पुगीफल) [or ळ, ḷa].—n (pūga & phala) Betel-nut, the fruit of Areca faufel or catechu.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pugīphala (पुगीफल).—or-ḷa n Betel-nut.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūgīphala (पूगीफल).—the areca-nut.

Derivable forms: pūgīphalam (पूगीफलम्).

Pūgīphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūgī and phala (फल).

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

Pūgīphala (पूगीफल):—[=pūgī-phala] [from pūgī > pūga] n. the Areca-nut, [Subhāṣitāvali]

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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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