Somala: 11 definitions


Somala 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Somala (सोमल) is a Sanskrit technical term corresponding to “Arsenic oxide”. It is commonly used in Rasaśāstra literature (Medicinal Alchemy) such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara or the Rasaratna-samuccaya. Somala is an ingredient often used in various Ayurvedic recipes and Alchemical preparations.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Google Books: South Indian Shrines

Somala (सोमल):—She was a queen and wife of the Hoysala king Vira-Somesvaradeva.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sōmala (सोमल).—m sōmalakhāra m ( A) White arsenic.

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sōmaḷa (सोमळ).—a (sōṣma or sōmāla S) Warmish, tepid, slightly warm. 2 (sōmāla S) Tender, delicate, fine; readily susceptible of injury.

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sōmāḷā (सोमाळा).—a (sōmāla S Or from sōmaḷa) Warmish, lukewarm, softly or slightly warm.

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

sōmala (सोमल).—m White arsenic.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somala (सोमल).—a. Soft, bland, placid (M. W. gives somāla in this sense).

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

Somāla (सोमाल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Soft, bland. E. soma the moon, al to resemble, aff. ac .

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

Somāla (सोमाल).—properly a [Prakrit] word for Sskr. sukūmāra, Vararuci, ii. 30, ed. Cowell, adj. Soft.

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

Somāla (सोमाल):—[from soma] mfn. ([according to] to some a Prākṛt corruption for su-kumāra; cf. komala) soft, bland, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Somāla (सोमाल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a.] Soft, bland.

[Sanskrit to German]

Somala 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sōmala (ಸೋಮಲ):—[noun] arsenic trisulfide, As2S3, having a lemon-yellow colour and a resinous lustre which is used as a pigment; orpiment.

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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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