m. (in later language also vilva-) Aegle Marmelos, the wood-apple tree (commonly called Bel;its delicious fruit when unripe is used medicinally;its leaves, are employed in the ceremonial of the worship of śiva-; see) etc.
बिल्वः A species of tree, Aegle Marmelos or wood-apple; its leaves are used in the worship of Śiva. -ल्वम् 1 The fruit of this tree; बिल्वं बालं कषायोष्णं पाचनं वह्निदीपनम् । संग्राहि तिक्तकटुकं तीक्ष्णं वातकफापहम् ॥ Bhāva. P. -2 A particular weight (= one pala). -3 A small pond or pool. -Comp. -दण्डः an epithet of Śiva. -पेशिका, -पेशी the shell of the Bilva fruit. -मध्यम् the flesh of the बिल्व fruit. -वनम् a thicket or wood of Bilva trees.
m. a tree (Aegle Marmelos) bearing delicious fruit (which when unripe is used medicinally); n. Bilva fruit; a cer tain weight (=1 pala): (a)-danda, a. having a staff of Bilva wood; -dandin, a. id.; -pattra-maya, a. consisting of Bilva leaves; -mâtra, n. weight of a Bilva fruit; a. of the size of a Bilva fruit; having the weight of a Bilva fruit; -vana, n. a Bilva forest.
Is the name of the wood-apple tree (Aigle marmelos). It is mentioned in the Brāhmaṇas and in the Atharvaveda, where a reference to its valuable fruit may be intended. According to the Taittirīya Samhitā, the sacrificial post was made of Bilva wood in some cases. The śāñkhāyana Aranyaka contains a hymn in praise of the virtues of an amulet of Bilva (irā-mani bailva).
noun (neuter) a kind of vegetable (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular weight; 1 Pala (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a small pond (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pool (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Bilva fruit (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine neuter) Aegle marmelos (Linn.) Correa
a crab (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a place of pilgrimage (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a serpent-demon (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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