Ambada, Ambaḍā: 11 definitions


Ambada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ambada [अंबाडा] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Spondias pinnata (L. f.) Kurz from the Anacardiaceae (Cashew) family having the following synonyms: Spondias mangifera, Mangifera pinnata. For the possible medicinal usage of ambada, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Ambada in the Oriya language, ibid. previous identification.

Ambada [અંબાડાં] in the Gujarati language, ibid. previous identification.

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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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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Ambaḍā is the name of a locality mentioned in the “Cintra stone inscription of Aparāditya I”.

These stone inscriptions (mentioning Ambaḍā) were in the vicinity of the Jogeśvarī Cave to the north of Bombay in the Sālsette island. It is dated on the twelfth tithi of the bright fortnight of Caitra in the Śaka year 1059, the cyclic year being Piṅgala.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Ambada in India is the name of a plant defined with Hibiscus cannabinus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Abelmoschus verrucosus (Guill. & Perr.) Walp. (among others).

2) Ambada is also identified with Spondias pinnata It has the synonym Mangifera pinnata L.f. (etc.).

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

· Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Botany) (1999)
· Systema Naturae
· Repertorium Botanices Systematicae. (1842)
· Bot. Journal of the Linnean Society (1998)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Flora Indica (1832)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Ambada, for example health benefits, chemical composition, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, side effects, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ambāḍā (अंबाडा).—m (āmrāta S) Hog-plum, Spondias mangifera. 2 A mode among women of confining the hair. 3 A plant, Hibiscus cannabinus: also its fibrous integuments.

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āmbāḍā (आंबाडा).—& āmbāḍī See under अ.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ambāḍā (अंबाडा).—m A mode among women of con- fining the hair. ambāḍī f A plant, hibis- cus connabinus. The seeds of it. The fibrous integuments of it. Hog-plum.

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āmbāḍā (आंबाडा).—m See ambāḍā.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ambāḍā (अम्बाडा).—(Ved. -) A mother; P.VI.1.118.

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

Ambāḍā (अम्बाडा):—[from ambā] f. mother, [Pāṇini 7-3, 107] [commentator or commentary] ([vocative case] ḍe and le) and, [Kāśikā-vṛtti] (in Veda [vocative case] optionally ḍa and la).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ambaḍa (अम्बड) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃbaḍa.

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Ambada 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Aṃbaḍa (अंबड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ambaḍa.

2) Aṃbāḍa (अंबाड) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kharaṇṭ.

3) Aṃbāḍa (अंबाड) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Tiraḥkṛ.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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