Shil, Śil, Śīl: 9 definitions


Shil means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Śil and Śīl can be transliterated into English as Sil or Shil, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Sil in India is the name of a plant defined with Imperata cylindrica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Calamagrostis lagurus (L.) Koeler (among others).

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

· Synopseos Plantarum (1805)
· Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani (1792)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1900)
· Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum (1855)
· Bulletin de l’Herbier Boissier, sér. 2,
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1783)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śil (शिल्).—6 P. (śilati) To glean.

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Śīl (शील्).—I. 1 P. (śīlati)

1) To meditate, contemplate.

2) To serve, honour, worship.

3) To do, practise. -II. 1 U. (śīlayati-te)

1) To honour, worship; स शीलयन् देव- यानीं कन्यां संप्राप्तयौवनाम् (sa śīlayan deva- yānīṃ kanyāṃ saṃprāptayauvanām) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.76.25.

2) To practise repeatedly, exercise, study, think of, ponder over; श्रुति- शतमपि भूयः शीलितं भारतं वा (śruti- śatamapi bhūyaḥ śīlitaṃ bhārataṃ vā) Bv.2.35; शीलयन्ति मुनयः सुशील- ताम् (śīlayanti munayaḥ suśīla- tām) Kirātārjunīya 13.43.

3) To put on, wear; चल सखि कुञ्जं सतिमिरपुञ्जं शीलय नीलनिचोलम् (cala sakhi kuñjaṃ satimirapuñjaṃ śīlaya nīlanicolam) Gītagovinda 5.

4) To go to, visit, frequent; यदनुगमनाय निशि गहनमपि शीलितम् (yadanugamanāya niśi gahanamapi śīlitam) Gītagovinda 7; स्मेरानना सपदि शीलय सौधमौलिम् (smerānanā sapadi śīlaya saudhamaulim) Bv.2.4. With अनु (anu) To practise in imitation; एवं लीलानरवपुर्नृलोकमनुशीलयन् (evaṃ līlānaravapurnṛlokamanuśīlayan) Bhāgavata 1.23.36; 11.3.32. -अनु, -परि (anu, -pari) to practise repeatedly, cultivate, think of; शश्वच्छ्रुतोऽसि मनसा परिशीलितोऽपि (śaśvacchruto'si manasā pariśīlito'pi) Rāj. P.

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Sil (सिल्).—6 P. To glean; L. D. B.

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

Śil (शिल्).—r. 6th cl. (śilati) To glean.

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Śīl (शील्).—r. 1st cl. (śīlati) 1. To meditate, to consider, to reflect profoundly and abstractedly. 2. To worship, to adore. r. 1st and 10th cls. (śīlati śīlayati-te) 1. To practise, to exercise, (as the memory, &c.) 2. To repeat. 3. To honour. 4. To visit, to go to. r. 10th cl. (śīlayati) 1. To wear. 2. To have or be endowed with.

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Ṣil (षिल्).—r. 6th cl. (silati) To glean: more usually sil .

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

Śil (शिल्).—sil Sil, i. 6, [Parasmaipada.] To glean (cf. the next).

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Śīl (शील्).— (probably a [denominative.] derived from the next), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. † To meditate. 2. To adore, to worship. [Causal.], and i. 10, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To make, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 9, 6. 2. To practise, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 34, 19. 3. To visit, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 7, 4. 4. To worship, Mahābhārata 1, 3207. 5. To put on, to dress, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 5, 11. 6. † To repeat. 7. † To surpass. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. śīlita, Skilled, conversant.

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Sil (सिल्).—see śil.

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

1) Śil (शिल्):—(also written sil) [class] 6. [Parasmaipada] śilati, to glean, [Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 70.]

2) Sil (सिल्):—(also written śil) [class] 6. [Parasmaipada] śilati, to glean, [Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 70.]

3) Śīl (शील्):—1. śīl (rather [Nominal verb] [from] śīla below) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] śīlati ([perfect tense] śiśīla etc.), to meditate, contemplate, [Dhātupāṭha xv, 16];

—to serve, worship, [ib.];

—to act, do, practise, make, [ib.] :—[Causal] (or [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] [Dhātupāṭha xxxv, 26]) śīlayati ([Aorist] aśiśīlat), to do, make, practise repeatedly or exceedingly, be intent upon or engaged in ([accusative]), exercise, cultivate, [Āpastamba; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to wear, put on [Gīta-govinda];

—to visit, frequent, [Bhāminī-vilāsa] (cf. śīlita);

—to exceed, excel, [Vopadeva]

4) 2. śīl m. Name of a man, [Inscriptions]

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

1) Śil (शिल्):—śilati 6. a. To glean.

2) Ṣil (षिल्):—(śa) silati 6. a. To glean.

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Shil 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

Sil in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a stone-slab on which spices etc. are ground; ~[khari/khadi] chalk; -[batta] a stone-slab and mill-stone..—sil (सिल) is alternatively transliterated as Sila.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sīḷ (ಸೀಳ್):—[verb] = ಸೀಳು [silu]1.

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Sīḷ (ಸೀಳ್):—[noun] = ಸೀಳು [silu]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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