Ambadi, Ambāḍī: 6 definitions


Ambadi means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Ambadi refers to “A decorated litter on an elephant‘s back”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

Source: A Study on the Cattussalas in Malabar Region with special reference to Vastuvidya: Shodhganga

Ambadi is the name of a House built according to the principles of Catuḥśāla (literally: “a house with four halls”) in the ancient science of traditional Indian architecture (Vastu-Shastra) [i.e., vāstuvidyā or vāstuśāstra].—The word catuśśāla is derived from catur (‘four’) and śāla (‘hall’/‘room’). These buildings (e.g., Kammatathillam) are known by different words in different parts of India: Haveli in North India, Wada in Maharashtra, Rajbari in West Bengal, Chettinadu Houses in Tamilnadu and Nalukettu in Kerala. Kammatathillam is situated in the Village Nellaya of the Taluk Ottapalam in the District Palakkad (Malabar region). Such houses and courtyards are typically built in or before 1950, following the rules and regulations prescribed in the classical texts.

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ambadi in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Hibiscus cannabinus L. from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family. For the possible medicinal usage of ambadi, 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.

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

1) Ambadi 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) Ambadi is also identified with Hibiscus nigrocaulis It has the synonym Hibiscus cannabinus L. (etc.).

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

· Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. (1983)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)
· Systema Naturae
· Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (1998)
· Cytologia (1982)
· Botanical Register (1825)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ambāḍī (अंबाडी).—f (āmrātaka S) A plant, Hibiscus cannabinus. 2 The seed of it; from which an oil is expressed. 3 The fibrous integuments of it; of which ropes are made. 4 The leaves of it; which are esculent. 5 A young and unripe mango. 6 A mango-seedling.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃbaḍi (ಅಂಬಡಿ):—

1) [noun] (dial.) that portion of the jaw that holds the back or grinding teeth.

2) [noun] the lower lip.

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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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