Salin, Sālin, Śālin, Shalin: 13 definitions


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

The Sanskrit term Śālin can be transliterated into English as Salin or Shalin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Śālin (शालिन्) refers to “profuse” (i.e., what has become ripe and eatable), mentioned in verse 3.34 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] In groves in which the hot-rayed one is darkened by cloud-grazing huge Sal trees and Palmyra palms, (and which are) profuse in bunches of grapes [viz., drākṣā-stabaka-śālin] clinging to spring-flowers in a rest-house in which (are found) plenty of cloths besprinkled with fragrant cold water, [...]”.

Note: gyur-za, the correspondent of śālin (“profuse”) is of doubtful meaning and its rendition only tentative: Schmidt (according to Jäschke, Dict. p. 518) takes it to signify, “what has become ripe and eatable”; Acharya (according to Das, Dict. p. 1154) equates it to Sanskrit nirbhara and puṣa (“dependence, support”), while Das himself (referring to the rTsis-gźi phyogs-bsgrigs ch. 17) understands by it (“a tree bent under the weight of its flowers or fruits”); the Dict, of the Fr. Cath. Miss. p. 922 again translates “manger les épis mûrs”. In the absence of further occurrences, no definite conclusion can be arrived at.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Śālin (शालिन्) (Cf. Śālinī) refers to “one endowed with (beauty and youth)”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] If one torments the body with rain, cold and heat, …, devoted to recitation (japarata) and meditation, this is called the Great Observance. A woman skilled in the pleasures of love-making, endowed with beauty and youth (rūpa-yauvana-śālinī); such a woman one should procure, holding one’s senses back from the objects of the senses, and one should kiss and embrace [her], placing the penis upon her sex while remaining focussed upon recitation and meditation—one performs [thus] the Sword-Blade Observance. If one should succumb to the control of desire, then one certainly falls into hell. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Salin in Philippines is the name of a plant defined with Saccharum spontaneum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Imperata spontanea (L.) P. Beauv. (among others).

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

· Cytologia (1991)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1889)
· The Flora of British India (1897)
· Beskrivelse af Guineeiske planter (1827)
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Mantissa Plantarum Altera (1771)

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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

Sālin, excellent Dāvs. I, 9. (Page 706)

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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

Śālin (शालिन्).—a. (- f.) (usually at the end of comp.)

1) Endowed with, possessed of, possessing, shining or resplendent with; अलघूपलपङ्क्तिशालिनीः परितो रुद्धनिरन्तराम्बराः (alaghūpalapaṅktiśālinīḥ parito ruddhanirantarāmbarāḥ) Śiśupālavadha 16.76; Kirātārjunīya 2.31;7.28,55;8.17; विलासिनीनां स्तनशालिनीनामलंक्रियन्ते स्तनमण्डलानि (vilāsinīnāṃ stanaśālinīnāmalaṃkriyante stanamaṇḍalāni) Ṛtusaṃhāra 4.2.

2) Domestic.

3) Well-behaved; दयालुः शालिनीमाह शुक्लाभिव्याहृतं स्मरन् (dayāluḥ śālinīmāha śuklābhivyāhṛtaṃ smaran) Bhāgavata 3.24.1.

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

Śālin (शालिन्).—mfn. (-lī-linī-li) 1. Belonging to a house, domestic, &c. 2. A mistress of the house. 3. Name of a metre. 4. Possessing, having. 5. Shining or resplendent with, (in the latter two senses when at the end of a compound.) E. śāla a house, and ini aff.; in the fourth form it is the same as śīla; the i being changed to ā when used in composition.

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

Śālin (शालिन्).—i. e. śālā + in, I. adj., f. . 1. Belonging to a house, domestic. 2. Endowed with, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 46, 107; [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 32; possessed of, having, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 12. 3. Shining or resplendent with. Ii. f. , A proper name, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 39, 8.

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

Śālin (शालिन्).—[adjective] possessing, full of, rich in, eminent by (—°); [feminine] a field of rice.

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

1) Śālin (शालिन्):—[from śāla] mfn. possessing a house or room etc. [gana] vrīhy-ādi

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) possessing, abounding in, full of, possessed of, amply provided or furnished with, conversant with, distinguished for, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] praiseworthy, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf.śāl)

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a teacher, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

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

Śālin (शालिन्):—[(lī-linī-li) a.] Belonging to a house; possessing; shining.

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

Śālin (शालिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāli.

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Salin 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Shalin in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) modest, gentle, well-behaved, cultured; ~[ta] modesty, gentleness, politeness,.—shalin (शालीन) is alternatively transliterated as Śālīna.

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