Shipala, aka: Śīpāla; 3 Definition(s)


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 term Śīpāla can be transliterated into English as Sipala or Shipala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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śipalī (शिपली).—f A small shell; a very small sifting fan.

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