Shaleya, Sāleya, Śāleya, Śāleyā: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Śāleya and Śāleyā can be transliterated into English as Saleya or Shaleya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Śāleya (शालेय) refers to an agricultural region fit for growing Śāli (a name for rice) according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants [viz., Śāleya] and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Śāleyā (शालेया) is another name for Miśreyā, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Foeniculum vulgare (synonym Foeniculum capillaceum) or “fennel”, from the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) or “carrot family” of flowering plants, according to verse 4.14-19 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Also see Śatāhvā. Together with the names Śāleyā and Miśreyā, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śāleya (शालेय).—A field of rice.

-yaḥ, -yam Anethum Sowa (Mar. śopā).

-yaḥ A kind of radish.

Derivable forms: śāleyam (शालेयम्).

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Sāleya (सालेय).—A kind of fennel; see शालेय (śāleya).

Derivable forms: sāleyam (सालेयम्).

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

Śāleya (शालेय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) Fit for rice, (a field, &c.) m.

(-yaḥ) A sort of fennel, (Anethum sowa.) E. śāli rice, and ḍhak aff.

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Sāleya (सालेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) A sort of fennel or dill, (Anethum sowa.) E. See śāleya .

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

Śāleya (शालेय).—i. e. śāli + eya, adj. Fit for rice.

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

Śāleya (शालेय).—[feminine] ī grown with rice.

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

1) Śāleya (शालेय):—[from śāli] mf(ī)n. sown with rice, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. or f(ā). Anethum Panmori or Sowa (n. its grain), [Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of radish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain, [Vīracarita]

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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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