Shirala, Śiraḷā, Śiralā, Sirāla: 10 definitions
Shirala 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 Śiraḷā and Śiralā can be transliterated into English as Sirala or Shiralia or Shirala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Sirāla (सिराल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.62) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sirāla) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śiraḷā (शिरळा).—m A large shrub, Grewia Microcos. Grah.
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śirāḷa (शिराळ).—a (śīra or śirā) That has varicose or dilated veins. 2 Streaky or veiny.
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śirāḷa (शिराळ).—n Shadiness or overshadowing from clouds. v yē, paḍa, jā.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śirāḷa (शिराळ).—a That has dilated veins. Streaky.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śirāla (शिराल).—a. Sinewy, tendinous, veiny.
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Sirāla (सिराल).—a. Having numerous of large veins.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Veiny, sinewy, tendinous, skinny, showing the tendons or veins. n.
(-laṃ) An acid fruit, (Averrhoa carambola.) E. śirā a vein, lac poss. aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śirāla (शिराल).—[śirā + la] (see śira), I. adj., f. lā. 1. Veiny, showing the veins, Kāśīkh. 37, 14; [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 2, 30. 2. Showing the tendons. Ii. n. An acid fruit, Averrhoa carambola.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sirāla (सिराल).—[adjective] having many or strong veins.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sirāla (सिराल):—[from sirā] mf(ā)n. having numerous or large veins, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
3) Sirālā (सिराला):—[from sirāla > sirā] f. a kind of plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Sirāla (सिराल):—[from sirā] n. the fruit of Averrhoa Carambola, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śirāla (शिराल):—(laṃ) 1. n. An acid fruit, Averrhoa. a. Veiny, skinny.
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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