Vella: 9 definitions


Vella means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Vella in India is the name of a plant defined with Embelia ribes in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Embelia garciniifolia Miq. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
· FBI (1882)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Mantissa Plantarum (1771)
· Flora Indica (1768)
· Nomenclator Botanicus (1797)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vella (वेल्ल).—

1) Going, moving.

2) Shaking, trembling.

Derivable forms: vellaḥ (वेल्लः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vella (वेल्ल).—(m.; Deśīnāmamālā 7.94 id.), hair: kim imo puruṣo evaṃ pratikūlo pīto pāṇḍuka-vello Mahāvastu ii.152.15; so read with mss., Senart em.

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

Vella (वेल्ल).—m.

(-llaḥ) Going, moving, shaking. mn.

(-llaḥ-llaṃ) A plant, the seed of which is used as a vermifuge. E. vell to shake, aff. ac .

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

1) Vella (वेल्ल):—[from vell] mfn. going, moving, shaking, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Embelia Ribes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a town (the modern Vellore See [compound] and cf. vellūra).

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

1) Vella (वेल्ल):—vellati 1. a. To go; to tremble.

2) (llaḥ) 1. m. n. A plant, its seed is used as a vermifuge. a. Going; shaking.

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Vella 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vella (वेल्ल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vell.

2) Vella (वेल्ल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ram.

3) Vellā (वेल्ला) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vallī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vēlla (ವೇಲ್ಲ):—

1) [adjective] going; moving; not stationary.

2) [adjective] shivering; shaking.

3) [adjective] rolling; turning around on one’s axis over and over.

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Vēlla (ವೇಲ್ಲ):—[noun] the plant Embelia ribes of Myrsinaceae family; worm killer.

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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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