Aratha, Āratha: 7 definitions


Aratha 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Aratha in India is the name of a plant defined with Alpinia calcarata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Catimbium erectum (DC.) Juss. ex Lestib. (among others).

2) Aratha is also identified with Alpinia galanga It has the synonym Languas pyramidata (Blume) Merr. (etc.).

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

· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1902)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)
· Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. (1912)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1899)
· Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (1812)
· Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. (1923)

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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

Āratha (आरथ).—[īṣatsvalpo rathaḥ] A carriage drawn by one horse or ox.

Derivable forms: ārathaḥ (आरथः).

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

Aratha (अरथ).—[adjective] having no chariot.

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

Aratha (अरथ):—[=a-ratha] mfn. having no car, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda]

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

Aratha (अरथ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Araha.

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Aratha 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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