Tamalapatra, aka: Tamālapatra, Tamala-patra; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Tamālapatra (तमालपत्र):—A Sanskrit word referring to the “Mysore gamboge tree”, a species of tree from the Clusiaceae (or, Guttiferae) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Its official botanical name is Garcinia xanthochymus (or, Asam kandis). The Sanskrit word Tamālapatra literally means “the leaf of the tamāla tree”. It is composed of the words Tamāla and Patra (‘leaf’).

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

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tamālapatra (तमालपत्र).—n (S) The leaf of Laurus cassia.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tamālapatra (तमालपत्र).—n The leaf of Laurus cassia.

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

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Tamālapatra (तमालपत्र).—

1) a sectarial mark upon the forehead.

2) a Tamāla leaf; R.6.64.

Derivable forms: tamālapatram (तमालपत्रम्).

Tamālapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tamāla and patra (पत्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tamālapatra (तमालपत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. The Tamala tree: see tamāla. 2. The Tilaka or sectarial mark on the forehead. 3. The leaf of the Laurus cassia. E. tamāla, and patra a leaf: the leaf of the Tamala, either in fact or resemblance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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