Sevala, Sevāla, Shevala, Śevāla, Sēvala: 16 definitions


Sevala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Śevāla can be transliterated into English as Sevala or Shevala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Sēvala (“service”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Gollas (a great pastoral caste of the Telugu people). The traditions of the Golla caste give a descent from the god Krishna and the hereditary occupation of the Gollas is tending sheep and cattle, and selling milk.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Shevala [शेवळा] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl. from the Araceae (Arum) family having the following synonyms: Conophallus commutatus, Amorphophallus commutatus var. wayanadensis. For the possible medicinal usage of shevala, 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.

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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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sevāla : (m.) moss; slime; the aquatic plant Vallisnaria Octandra.

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

Sevāla, (cp. Epic Sk. śaivala & saivāla) the plant Blyxa octandra moss, A. III, 187, 232, 235; J. II, 150=DhA. I, 144; J. III, 520; IV, 71; V, 462; Miln. 35; DhA. III, 199; Tikp 12 (in sim.). (m. and nt.) J. V, 37; —mālaka (or —mālika) who makes garlands of Blyxa octandra A. V, 263; S. IV, 312.—Often combined with another waterplant, paṇaka (see under paṇṇaka), e.g. A. III, 187; Vism. 261 (simile); VbhA. 244 (id.); KhA 61 (cp. Schubring, Kalpasūtra p. 46 sq.). (Page 724)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śēvala (शेवल) [or शेवाल, śēvāla].—m n S pop. śēvaḷa or śēvāḷa f n or śēvāḷī f The green filaments or the moss-like substance which grows in oron water, Vallisneria octandra &c.: also moss generally (of ponds, rocks, trees). 2 Applied to several aquatic plants which have specific names; as haḍa, gōṇḍāḷa, nīḷa &c.

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sēvāḷa (सेवाळ).—See under śē.

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

śēvala (शेवल).—m n śēvaḷa, śēvāḷa f n-ḷī f Moss.

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sēvāla (सेवाल).—m n śēvaḷa, śēvāḷa f n-ḷī f Moss.

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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

Śevala (शेवल).—[śī-vic tathā bhūtaḥ san valate val-ac Tv.]

1) The green moss-like substance growing on the surface of water.

2) A kind of plant.

Derivable forms: śevalam (शेवलम्).

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Śevāla (शेवाल).—See शेवल (śevala).

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

Śevala (शेवल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. An aquatic plant, (Vallisneria octandra:) see the next. 2. The green moss-like substance that grows on the surface of water.

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Śevāla (शेवाल).—n.

(-laṃ) An aquatic plant, (Vallisneria octandra.) E. śī to sleep, (on the water,) vālan Unadi aff.; also va being changed to pa, śepāla, and the pen. vowel shortened, śevala; also śaivala, &c.

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

Śevāla (शेवाल).—śaivala and śaivāla śaivāla, m. n. The green moss-like substance growing on the surface of water, duck-weed (Vallisneria? cf. śepāla and śaiva), [Pañcatantra] 188, 12 (śaivala); [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 19 (śaivala); [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 46, 32, Seramp. (śaivāla).

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

Śevala (शेवल).—[adjective] slimy.

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

1) Śevala (शेवल):—mfn. (√1. śī) slimy (?), [Atharva-veda i, 11, 4]

2) m. (?) in [compound] forming proper names, [Pāṇini 5-3, 84]

3) n. (cf. śaivala) Blyxa Octandra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Śevāla (शेवाल):—[from śevala] m. n. Blyxa Octandra, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya]

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

1) Śevala (शेवल):—(laṃ) 1. n. An aquatic plant, Vallisneria.

2) Śevāla (शेवाल):—(laṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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Sevala 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

Śevāla (शेवाल):—(nm) algae.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Sevala (सेवल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śaivala.

2) Sevāla (सेवाल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śaivāla.

2) Sevāla has the following synonyms: Sevāḍa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śēvala (ಶೇವಲ):—

1) [noun] the plant Vallisueria spiralis ( = V. octandra) of Hydrocharitaceae family.

2) [noun] the plant Blyxa octandra of the same family.

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Sēvaḷa (ಸೇವಳ):—[noun] = ಸೇವಾಳ [sevala].

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Sēvāla (ಸೇವಾಲ):—[noun] any of various classes (esp. Bryopsida) of very small, green bryophytes having stems with leaflike structures and growing in velvety clusters on rocks; moss.

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Sēvāḷa (ಸೇವಾಳ):—[noun] = ಸೇವಾಳ [sevala].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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