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 Plant nametāla
 Latin nameBorassus flabellifer L. - please click to view full record
 Latin name (synonyms)Borassus flabelliformis Murr.
 Sanskrit nametāla, tāladruma
 Prakrit nametāḍa, tāla, tala
 Hindi nameṭār, tāl
 Bengali nametāl gāch
 Tamil namepaṉai, karumpaṉai, nuṅkuppaṉai
 Malayalam namekarimpana
 English namePalmyra palm
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 444)
tāla, m. (Siddhnapuṅs. 25 Sch.) the palmyra tree or fan-palm (Borassus flabelliformis, producing a sort of spirituous liquor; considered as a measure of height R. iv; vi, 2, 6 Lalit. iii, xxii; forming a banner MBh. iv, vi, xvi Hariv.; to pierce seven fan-palms with one shot is held to be a great feat R. i, 1, 64 AgP. viii, 2) Mn. viii, 246 MBh. &c.; (fr. tāḍa) slapping the hands together or against one's arm, xiii, 1397 R. &c.; the flapping of an elephant's ears Ragh. ix, 71 Kathās. xii; xxi, 1 Prab. i, v; musical time or measure MBh. &c. (cf. -jña & -śīla); a dance Sāh. vi, 277; a cymbal Pañcat. BhP. viii, 15, 21; (in prosody) a trochee; a span measured by the thumb and middle finger Hcat. i, 3, 855 and 6, 171 445,1; (= tala) the palm (of the hand), L.; a lock, bolt W.; (= tala) the hilt of a sword, L.; a goldsmith Gal.; Śiva MBh. xiii, 1243; pl. N. of a people (cf. -vana and apara-) VarBṛS. xiv, 22; m. n. orpiment, L.; N. of a hell VP. ii, 6, 2 and 10 ŚivaP.; n. the nut of the fan-palm MBh. iii, 8718 Hariv. 3711 (cf. kākatālīya); the throne of Durgā (cf. manas-), L. (v.l.); mf(ī Pāṇ. 4-3, 152) n. made of palmyra wood Mn.xi, 96/97; (ā) f. (g. kuṇḍādi) see māsa-; (ī) f. (g. kuṇḍādī) N. of a tree (Corypha taliera, Corypha umbraculifera, Flacourtia cataphracta, Curculigo orchioides, L.) Hariv. 6407 R. Suśr. &c.; toddy W.; a fragrant earth, L.; = tallikā, L.; a metre of 4 x 3 long syllables; cf. ucca-, ut-, eka-, kara-, kāṃsya-, kāma-, krośa-.

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