Shipala, Śīpālā, Śīpāla: 6 definitions



Shipala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śīpālā and Śīpāla can be transliterated into English as Sipala or Shipala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

1) Śīpāla (शीपाल) is the name of a water plant (Blyxa octandra) mentioned in the Rigveda. Its later name is Śaivala.

2) Śīpālā (शीपाला) is found once in the Atharvaveda, where it may mean either a “pool abounding in Śīpāla plants” or the proper name of a river or lake.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śipalā (शिपला) [or शिंपला, śimpalā].—m (śimpa) A shell of an oyster or other bivalve: also a shell marked with streaks: also a large shell in general. Hence a large shelving or shell-form notch made in wood. v pāḍa, ghē, māra g. of. o. or vara of o. Hence also a shell-form metal vessel to hold gandha &c. 2 Used sometimes as a Shelving. śi0 māraṇēṃ-utaraṇēṃ &c. To strike slantingly.

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

śipalā (शिपला).—m An oyster-shell; a large shell.

context information

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śīpāla (शीपाल).—[substantive] [Name] of a plant.

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

1) Śīpāla (शीपाल):—[from śīpalya] m. n. the plant Blyxa Octandra, [Ṛg-veda; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) Śīpālā (शीपाला):—[from śīpāla > śīpalya] f. water or a pool abounding in the above plants, [Atharva-veda]

3) Sīpāla (सीपाल):—sīpālila See śīp, p.1078.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shipala in German

context information

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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