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ālu

(m)n. [ts.], (and āluka, ālupa, āluva, n.,
[sa. āluka]), -āluva, Mogg VII 202 — a plant with
(sweets) edible tubers, Campanulatus sp., often con-
fused with
āluka, a similar plant, Amorphophallus
Campanulatus, the one being explained in Ctt. as the
other; the latter sometimes occurs as
āluva and ālupa:
āluka > *ālu-a > ālu-v-a (-v- to avoid hiatus) >
ālupa (with hardening, cf. Toev. p. 70 [ālulā Ap
17,17 w.r., v.l. āluvā, ālupā]. Though the different
forms alternate in the identical phrase, or similar
phrases, occurring in various texts, and Ctt. use one
word to explain the other, the distinction between the two
plants is to be observed in medical literature;
kha-
nant'~u-kaḷambāni biḷāli-takkaḷāni ca, Ja IV 371,23*
(373,4' = ālūni) - VI 578,17 = Ap 145,4 (Ap-a 417,2
āḷūvâdīhi yāpento, v. l. āluka° = Ce; ib. 417,12
ālūvakarambâdayo (v. t. ālukalambâdayo = Ce,)
tesaṁ tesaṁ kandajātīnaṁ naman'eva) na takkaḷā
santi na ālupāni, na biḷāliyo na kaḷambāni (v. l.
āl[ū/u]vāni), Ja IV 46,7* (Ct. ālupānīti ālukakandā, with
v. l.
āluvāni); āluvā ca (Ee ālulā ca) biḷāni takka-
ḷāni ca, Ap 17,17 (Ap-a 218,7 āluvâdayo mūlaphalā
khuddā madhurasā) ≠ 346,24; āluvaṁ tassa pādā-
siṁ, Ap 237,23 (Ap-a 472,11); ib. 24-25; Bhes 5:117
foll. gives the properties of its leaves as: kāsāvaṁ guru
saṅgāhi vātalaṁ bījasosanaṁ and differentiates it
from
ālūkha (g.v.) ib. 5:102; — āluva (or -°ka)-
kanda, n., the tuber of the plant, Ja IV 46,12'; Sp (IV)
834,1; āluva-khaṇḍa, n., a piece of the āluva (tuber),
Ap-a 472,12; Rasa V II 20,16 foll.