Suphala, aka: Suphalā, Su-phala; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Suphala in Ayurveda glossaries]

1) Suphalā (सुफला) is another name for Indravāruṇī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to the Citrullus colocynthis (wild gourd), from the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 3.69-71), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

2) Suphalā (सुफला) is another name (synonym) for Kūṣmāṇḍa, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Benincasa hispida (ash gourd). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 7.160), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Kūṣmāṇḍa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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

[Suphala in Marathi glossaries]

suphala (सुफल).—n The notch of an arrow, of a needle &c.

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suphala (सुफल).—a (S) pop. suphaḷa a That bears good fruit, or that has borne good fruit--a tree: also that has proved gainful, productive, profitable, advantageous--a business or an act. 3 Efficacious, effectual, successful, availing--any application, operation, or measure.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

suphala (सुफल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—a That bears good fruit. Efficacious.

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

[Suphala in Sanskrit glossaries]

Suphala (सुफल).—a.

1) very fruitful, very productive.

2) very fertile. (-laḥ) 1 the pomegranate tree.

2) the jujube.

3) the Karṇikāra tree.

4) a kind of bean. (-) 1 a pumpkin, gourd.

2) the plantain tree.

3) a variety of brown grape.

4) colocynth.

Suphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and phala (फल).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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