Shaileya, Śaileya: 13 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Śaileya can be transliterated into English as Saileya or Shaileya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shailey.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Śaileya (शैलेय) (lit. “one who is mountain-like hard”) is a synonym (another name) for the Lion (Siṃha), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Śaileya (शैलेय) or Śaileyaka refers to “bensoin” or “stonax”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Jupiter also presides over elephants, horses, priests, rulers, ministers, marriages and health; over mercy, truthfulness, cleanliness, religious observances; over learning, gifts and charity; over citizens, rich men, grammarians, Vedic students, sorcerers, lawyers, the ensigns of royalty—the umbrella, the flag-staff, the Cāmara and the like; over Śaileyaka, Mānsī, Tagara, Kuṣṭha, quicksilver, salt, beans, sweet flavour, wax and Coraka”.

Jyotisha book cover
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaileya (शैलेय).—a. (- f.) [शिलायां भवः ढक् (śilāyāṃ bhavaḥ ḍhak)]

1) Mountainous; शैलेयस्थलीपाषाणनिषण्णः (śaileyasthalīpāṣāṇaniṣaṇṇaḥ) V.4.

2) Produced from rocks.

3) Mountain-like, hard, stony.

-yaḥ 1 A lion.

2) A bee.

-yam 1 Benzoin; शैलेयगन्धीनि शिलातलानि (śaileyagandhīni śilātalāni) R.6.51; शैलेय- नद्धेषु शिलातलेषु (śaileya- naddheṣu śilātaleṣu) Kumārasambhava 1.55.

2) Fragrant resin.

3) Rocksalt.

-yī Name of Pārvatī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śaileya (शैलेय).—nt., a kind of medicinal plant or substance: pattra-°yaṃ (in a list) Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 105.1 (verse); the word seems to be a dvandva; Tibetan rdo dreg (according to [Tibetan-English Dictionary], pitch; Sanskrit śaileya, bitumen) lo ma (leaf; but see Nobel p. 267 lines 1—2, where Chin. seems to make pattra a plant); in Sanskrit Lex. śaileya is said to mean Anethum graveolens.

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

Śaileya (शैलेय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) 1. Produced in the mountains, &c., mountainous, mountaineer. 2. Mountain-like. n.

(-yaḥ) 1. A fragrant resin, (Stcrax or Benzoin.) 2. A vegetable perfume, commonly Mura. 3. Rock-salt. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A bee. 2. A lion. f. (-yī) A name of Parvati. E. śilā a mountain, ḍhak aff.

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

Śaileya (शैलेय).—i. e. śaila + eya, I. adj. 1. Produced in the mountains. 2. Mountainous, mountaineer. Ii. m. A bee, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 25. Iii. f. , Pārvatī. Iv. n. 1. Rock-salt. 2. Benzoin or storax. 3. A kind of vegetable perfume.

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

Śaileya (शैलेय).—[masculine] [neuter] benzoin or storax.

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

1) Śaileya (शैलेय):—[from śaila] mfn. rocky, stony, mountain-like, hard, [Pāṇini 5-3, 102]

2) [v.s. ...] produced in mountains or rocks, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] mn. bitumen (of various kinds), [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Suśruta]

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

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of lichen, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] m. a bee, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

8) [from śaila] n. Anethum Graveolens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] rock-salt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śaileya (शैलेय):—(yaṃ) 1. n. A fragrant resin, perfume; rock salt. m. A bee. f. (ī) Pārvatī. a. Of a mountain, mountainous.

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

Śaileya (शैलेय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Seleya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shaileya 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

Śaileya (शैलेय) [Also spelled shailey]:—(a) rocky, craggy; hilly, mountainous.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śailēya (ಶೈಲೇಯ):—

1) [adjective] made of stone; stony; rocky.

2) [adjective] stone-like; rigid.

3) [adjective] lacking feeling; unfeeling.

4) [adjective] having bitumin.

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Śailēya (ಶೈಲೇಯ):—

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

2) [noun] a balsamic resin obtained from certain tropical trees of the Styrax genus, used in medicine and perfumery and as incense; benzoin.

3) [noun] a lion.

4) [noun] a black bee.

5) [noun] asphalt found in a natural state; bitumen.

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Śaiḷēya (ಶೈಳೇಯ):—[adjective] = ಶೈಲೇಯ [shaileya]1.

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Śaiḷēya (ಶೈಳೇಯ):—[noun] = ಶೈಲೇಯ [shaileya]2.

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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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