Somalata, Soma-lata, Sōmalatā, Somalatā: 7 definitions

Introduction

Somalata 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)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Somalatā in the Hindi language is another name for Somavallī and Mahiṣavallī, both medicinal plants identified with Sarcostemma brevistigma (synonym of Sarcostemma acidum or leafless east-Indian vine) from the Apocynaceae or “dog-away” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.98-99 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Other than the Hindi word Somalatā, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eleven are in Sanskrit.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sōmalatā (सोमलता).—f S The moon-plant, Asclepias acida, or Sarcostema viminalis.

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

sōmalatā (सोमलता).—f sōmavallī The moon-plant.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somalatā (सोमलता).—

1) the Soma plant.

2) Name of the river Godāvarī.

Somalatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and latā (लता). See also (synonyms): somavallarī.

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

Somalatā (सोमलता).—f.

(-tā) 1. The moon-plant or acid Sarcostema, (S. viminalis.) 2. The river Godavari. E. soma, and latā a creeper; also somavallarī .

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

Somalatā (सोमलता).—f. the Soma plant, Sarcostema viminalis.

Somalatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and latā (लता).

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

1) Somalatā (सोमलता):—[=soma-latā] [from soma] f. the Soma plant (See 1. soma)

2) [v.s. ...] Ruta Graveolens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] = -vallī, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of the river Godāvarī, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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. 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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