Akhukarni, Ākhukarṇī, Akhu-karni: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Ākhukarṇī (आखुकर्णी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Ipomoea reniformis, synonym of Merremia emarginata (kidney leaf morning glory) from the Convolvulaceae or “morning glory family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.67-68 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Ākhukarṇī is commonly known in Hindi as Musākānī; in Marathi, Gujurati and Bangali as Undirkānī; in Tamil as Perettaikkiray; and in Telugu as Toinnuatālī.

Ākhukarṇī is mentioned as having twenty synonyms: Kṛṣikā, Dravantī, Citrā, Sukarṇā, Undurukarṇikā, Nyagrodhikā, Mūṣikakarṇī, Nāgakarṇī, Vṛścikarṇī, Bahukarṇikā, Mātā, Bhūmicarī, Caṇḍā, Śambarī, Bahupādikā, Pratyakśreṇī, Vṛṣā, Putraśreṇī, Adribhū.

Properties and characteristics: “Ākhukarṇī is pungent (kaṭu) in rasa and hot (uṣṇa) in potency. It alleviates kapha and pitta-doṣas, is very useful in tympanitis, fevers, colics and pains etc. and is a good digestive”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ākhukarṇī (आखुकर्णी).—f S A plant, Salvinia cucullata.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākhukarṇī (आखुकर्णी).—the plant Salvinia Cucullata Roxb (Mar. uṃdīrakānī).

Ākhukarṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ākhu and karṇī (कर्णी). See also (synonyms): ākhukarṇaparṇikā, ākhuparṇikā, ākhuparṇī.

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

Ākhukarṇī (आखुकर्णी).—f. (-rṇī) The name of a plant, (Salvinia eucullata.) E. ākhu a mouse, and karṇa an ear; the leaves are compared to the ears of a mouse.

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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. 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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