Talapatra, Tala-patra, Tālapatra, Tālapatrā: 4 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Tālapatrā (तालपत्रा) is another name for Miśreyā, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Foeniculum vulgare (synonym Foeniculum capillaceum) or “fennel”, from the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) or “carrot family” of flowering plants, according to verse 4.14-19 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Also see Śatāhvā. Together with the names Tālapatrā and Miśreyā, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tāla-patra.—Tamil olai (SITI); literally, ‘palmyra-leaf’; an order from the king or a person in authority. Cf. olai-ccāda- nam, ‘a document written on palm-leaf’; olai-ccampaḍam, ‘wages paid to the messenger who brings the olai to meet his expenses on the way’; also written as olai-ccambaḻam, olai-ccammāḍam, etc.; same as nirūpa-ccambaḍam; cf. olai-nāyaka, ‘the chief secretary or the senior officer looking after correspondence.’ Note: tāla-patra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tālapatra (तालपत्र).—

1) the palmleaf used for writing.

2) a kind of ear-ornament (hollow cylinder of gold thrust through the lobe of the ear).

Derivable forms: tālapatram (तालपत्रम्).

Tālapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tāla and patra (पत्र).

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

Tālapatra (तालपत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. A hollow cylinder of gold with or without a ring attached to it, thrust through the lobe of the ear, and worn as an ornament. 2. The palm leaf. E. tāla the palmyra, and patra a leaf, pieces of the leaf of this tree being rolled up and used occasionally for the purpose or as a substitute. f. (-trī) A plant: see mūṣikaparṇī. E. As above; the leaves resembling those of the palm tree, or the palm of the hand. tālasya patramiva . karṇabhūṣaṇabhede .

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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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