Ajaji, Ajāji, Ajājī: 11 definitions


Ajaji 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Ajāji (अजाजि) refers to a type of spices according to Arthaśāstra II.15.21, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Arthaśāstra refers to the spices like śṛṅgibera, ajāji, kirītatikta, gaura, sarṣapa, kustumaburu, coraka, damanaka, maruvaka, śigru, harītakī and meṣaśṛṅga.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Ajājī (अजाजी) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Cuminum cyminum Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning ajājī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Ajaji in India is the name of a plant defined with Ficus hispida in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ficus compressa S.S. Chang (among others).

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

· Guihaia (1983)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1942)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 4
· Numer. List (4491)
· Journal of Botany (1848)
· Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1910)

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajāji (अजाजि) or Ajājī (अजाजी).—f. [ajena chāgena vīyate gandhotkaṭatvāt tyajyate, aj-in vībhāvābhāvaḥ] Cumin seed (śvetajīraka); कृष्णजीरक (kṛṣṇajīraka) Nigella Indica; (Mar. kāḷeṃ, pāṃḍhareṃ jireṃ). काकोदुम्बरिका (kākodumbarikā) Ficus Oppositifolia. (Mar. dheḍauṃbara). कृष्णाजाजी विडश्चैव शीतपाकी तथैव च (kṛṣṇājājī viḍaścaiva śītapākī tathaiva ca) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.91.4.

Derivable forms: ajājiḥ (अजाजिः).

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

Ajājī (अजाजी).—f. (-jī) Cumin seed. E. aja, a goat, and aja to go, affix, ṅīp.

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

1) Ajāji (अजाजि):—f. or ajājī Cuminum Cyminum

2) Ficus Oppositifolia

3) Nigella Indica.

4) Ajājī (अजाजी):—f. or ajāji Cuminum Cyminum

5) Ficus Oppositifolia

6) Nigella Indica.

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

Ajāji (अजाजि):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-jiḥ) See the following. E. ajā and āji or aji.

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Ajājī (अजाजी):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-jī) Cumin seed (Cuminum cyminum). E. The preceding, fem. aff. ṅīṣ.

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

Ajājī (अजाजी):—[ajā-jī] (jī) 1. f. Cumin seed.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ajaji 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ajāji (ಅಜಾಜಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Cuminum cyminum of Apiaceae (=Umbelliferae) family.

2) [noun] its seed; cumin.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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