Yavanalaja, Yavanālaja, Yava-nalaja: 3 definitions

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Yavanalaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yavanālaja (यवनालज).—salt-petre, nitre, nitrate of potash; सौवर्चलं यवक्षारं सर्जिकां च हरीतकीम् (sauvarcalaṃ yavakṣāraṃ sarjikāṃ ca harītakīm) Śiva B.3.17.

Derivable forms: yavanālajaḥ (यवनालजः).

Yavanālaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yava and nālaja (नालज). See also (synonyms): yavakṣāra, yavāhva, yavāpatya, yavaja.

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

Yavanālaja (यवनालज).—m.

(-jaḥ) Nitre. E. yavanāla barly straw, ja produced: see yavakṣāra .

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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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