Saluka, Sāluka, Sālūka, Shaluka, Śāluka, Śālūka: 20 definitions
Saluka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Śāluka and Śālūka can be transliterated into English as Saluka or Shaluka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Saluk.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Śāluka (शालुक) refers to the “lotus roots”, representing a type of vegetable according to the Atharvaveda IV.34.5, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Among vegetables cucumber (urvāruka) and lotus stalks (bisa) were referred to in Ṛgveda. Atharvaveda refers to the usage of lotus roots (śāluka), bottle gourd (alabu) and Trapa bispinosa (śaphaka) in food articles.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Śālūka (शालूक) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (Rootstalk)” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning śālūka] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A pig. See the Saluka Jataka.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Biology (plants and animals)
Saluka in India is the name of a plant defined with Terminalia chebula in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Myrobalanus chebula Gaertn. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· FBI (1878)
· Taxon (1979)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Observationes Botanicae (1789)
· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1790)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Saluka, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
sāluka : (nt.) the root of water-lily.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sāluka, (& °ūka) (nt.) (cp. Sk. śālūka) the edible root of the water-lily Vin. I, 246; J. VI, 563; VvA. 142 (°muṭṭhi). (Page 707)
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.
salūka (सलूक) [or ख, kha].—, sometimes salōka or kha, sometimes salukā or khā or salōkā or khā m ( A) Good terms or understanding with or together; amicable intercourse or footing. 2 Cessation of hostilities, peace: also friendly relation with a foreign state or power, peace.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
salūka (सलूक) [-kha, -ख].—m Good terms with or together; peace.
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salukā (सलुका) [-khā, -खा].—m Good terms with or together; peace.
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.
Śāluka (शालुक) or Śālūka (शालूक).—[śal-ūkaṇ] Uṇādi-sūtra 4.44]
1) The root of the water-lily.
-kaḥ 1 A frog.
2) The root of the water-lily. (śālūka only in this sense).
Derivable forms: śālukam (शालुकम्), śālūkam (शालूकम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śāluka (शालुक).—[, nt. (= Sanskrit Lex. id., Pali sāluka; Sanskrit śālūka), (edible) lotus-root: Mahāvyutpatti 6246, text; but Index with Mironov °ūka, which accordingly read.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaṃ) 1. Nutmeg. 2. The root of a lotus: see the next.
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(-kaṃ) The esculent root of the different kinds of Nymphæa or water-lily. E. śal to go, to shake, Unadi aff. ūkañ; also with a short vowel śāluka .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śālūka (शालूक).— (cf. the last), n. The root of the esculent water lily.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śālūka (शालूक).—[neuter] an esculent lotus-root.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Śālūka (शालूक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] See Ākāśapāliyaśālūka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śāluka (शालुक):—[from śālu] n. the esculent root of different kinds of lotus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Śālūka (शालूक):—[from śālu] m. a frog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man [gana] śubhrādi
4) [v.s. ...] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) = śāluka, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (also -kanda, [Kādambarī])
5) [v.s. ...] n. a tumour in the throat, [Caraka]
6) [v.s. ...] a nut-meg, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śāluka (शालुक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. The root of a lotus.
2) Śālūka (शालूक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Idem.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Śālūka (शालूक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sālua.
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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.
1) Salūka (सलूक) [Also spelled saluk]:—(nm) treatment, behaviour.
2) Salūkā (सलूका):—(nm) a full-sleeve jacket.
Śālūka (ಶಾಲೂಕ):—[noun] the root of esculent water-lily.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Saluka Jataka.
Ends with: Akashapaliyashaluka, Bisashaluka, Galashaluka, Himsaluka, Kanthashaluka, Krishaluka, Vishashaluka.
Full-text (+6): Kanthashaluka, Shalukeya, Vishashaluka, Mahalohita, Munjara, Saluk, Galashaluka, Salua, Bisashaluka, Saluka Jataka, Gopabhadra, Shakalota, Va, Taluka, Shalukini, Pushkarastika, Sukara, Shalu, Shaphaka, Mulala.
Search found 20 books and stories containing Saluka, Sāluka, Sālūka, Salūka, Salukā, Shaluka, Śāluka, Śālūka, Salūkā, Śalūka; (plurals include: Salukas, Sālukas, Sālūkas, Salūkas, Salukās, Shalukas, Śālukas, Śālūkas, Salūkās, Śalūkas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 286: Sālūka-jātaka < [Book III - Tika-Nipāta]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Chapter 2: Life in a Śāluka < [Book 11]
Introduction to book 11 < [Book 11]
Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
1.10. Use of Jāti (Nutmeg tree) < [Chapter 1 - Cosmetics]
Gobhila-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Kṣīrasvāmin’s citations of Bhoja < [Chapter 6 - Grammatical Aspects]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)