Shleshmala, Śleṣmala: 8 definitions


Shleshmala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śleṣmala can be transliterated into English as Slesmala or Shleshmala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Shleshmala in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Śleṣmala (श्लेष्मल) refers to “phlegmatogenic”, as mentioned in verse 5.20 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] of sweet digestion and taste, unctuous, vitalizing, augmentative of the elements, eliminative of wind and choler, viriligenic, phlegmatogenic [viz., śleṣmala], heavy, (and) cooling as a rule (is) milk. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shleshmala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śleṣmala (श्लेष्मल).—a. Phlegmatic.

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

Śleṣmala (श्लेष्मल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Phlegmatic, abounding or affected with phlegm, &c. m.

(-laḥ) A plant, (Cordia latifolia.) E. śleṣma phlegm, lac aff.

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

Śleṣmala (श्लेष्मल).—i. e. śleṣman + a (with l for n), adj. Phlegmatic.

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

1) Śleṣmala (श्लेष्मल):—[from śliṣ] mf(ā)n. phlegmatic, abounding with phlegm or mucus (with yoni f. ‘discharging mucus’), [Suśruta; Caraka] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. the plant Cordia Myxa or Latifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śleṣmala (श्लेष्मल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Phlegmatic. m. A plant, Cordia latifolia.

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Shleshmala 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shleshmala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ślēṣmala (ಶ್ಲೇಷ್ಮಲ):—[noun] = ಶ್ಲೇಷ್ಮಣ [shleshmana]2.

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Ślēṣmaḷa (ಶ್ಲೇಷ್ಮಳ):—[noun] = ಶ್ಲೇಷ್ಮಣ [shleshmana]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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