Shalam, Śālam, Sālam: 4 definitions


Shalam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Salam in Indonesia is the name of a plant defined with Syzygium polyanthum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eugenia nitida Duthie, nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Salam in Malaysia is also identified with Syzygium cumini It has the synonym Jambolifera coromandelica Houtt. (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club (1937)
· Acta Bot. Yunnan. (1982)
· Diabetes Care (3019)
· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB)
· Encycl. (Lamarck) (1789)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Salam, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, side effects, have a look at these references.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śālam (शालम्):—[from śāla] ind., ‘at home’ [ib.]

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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

Salam in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) salutation; adieu, good bye; —[alaikuma] good morning to you, greetings/salutation to you; —[karana] to salute, to greet; to desist or refrain (from); to acknowledge the superiority of; —[dena] to bid adieu; to present compliments; to request the presence of; —[lena] to accept and return the salutation (of); [salamopayama] salutations and kind messages..—salam (सलाम) is alternatively transliterated as Salāma.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Salāṃ (ಸಲಾಂ):—[noun] = ಸಲಾಮು [salamu].

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Salām (ಸಲಾಮ್):—[noun] = ಸಲಾಮು [salamu].

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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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