Agnishekhara, Agniśekhara, Agni-shekhara: 8 definitions


Agnishekhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Agniśekhara can be transliterated into English as Agnisekhara or Agnishekhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Agnishekhara in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Agnishekhara in India is the name of a plant defined with Crocus sativus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Geanthus autumnalis Raf. (among others).

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Irid. Gen. (1827)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Gard. Chron. (1879)
· Gardeners Dictionary, ed. 8 (1768)
· Illustrations of the Botany of the Himalayan Mountains (1834)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Agnishekhara, for example chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agnishekhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agniśekhara (अग्निशेखर).—a. fire-crested.

-raḥ Name of the कुसुम्भ, कुङ्कुम (kusumbha, kuṅkuma) and जाङ्गली (jāṅgalī) trees

-ram gold,

Agniśekhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and śekhara (शेखर).

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

Agniśekhara (अग्निशेखर).—m.

(-raḥ) Saffron. E. agni and śekhara a crest.

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

Agniśekhara (अग्निशेखर):—[=agni-śekhara] [from agni] n. saffron

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

Agniśekhara (अग्निशेखर):—[bahuvrihi compound] n.

(-ram) Saffron. E. agni and śekhara.

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

Agniśekhara (अग्निशेखर):—[agni-śekhara] (raṃ) 1. n. Saffron.

[Sanskrit to German]

Agnishekhara 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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