Arimeda, Ari-meda: 12 definitions
Arimeda 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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Arimeda (अरिमेद) is a Sanskrit word, identified with Acacia farnesiana (sweet acacia) by various scholars in their translation of the Śukranīti. This tree is mentioned as having thorns, and should therefore be considered as wild. The King shoud place such trees in forests (not in or near villages). He should nourish them by stoole of goats, sheep and cows, water as well as meat. Note that Acacia farnesiana is a synonym of Vachellia farnesiana.
The following is an ancient Indian horticultural recipe for the nourishment of such trees:
According to Śukranīti 4.4.110-112: “The powder of the dungs of goats and sheep, the powder of Yava (barley), Tila (seeds), beef as well as water should be kept together (undisturbed) for seven nights. The application of this water leads very much to the growth in flowers and fruits of all trees (such as arimeda).”
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Arimeda [अरिमेद] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn. from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Acacia acicularis, Acacia farnesiana, Mimosa farnesiana. For the possible medicinal usage of arimeda, 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: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Arimeda (अरिमेद) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Acacia leucophloea (Roxb.) Willd.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 arimeda] 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).
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Arimeda (अरिमेद) refers to a country belonging to “Madhyadeśa (central division)” classified under the constellations of Kṛttikā, Rohiṇī and Mṛgaśīrṣa, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Kṛttikā, Rohiṇī and Mṛgaśīrṣa represent the Madhyadeśa or central division consisting of the countries of [i.e., Arimeda] [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Arimeda in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia farnesiana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pithecellobium acuminatum M.E. Jones (among others).
2) Arimeda is also identified with Acacia leucophloea It has the synonym Delaportea microphylla Gagnep. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Publications of the Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical series (1937)
· Tobia Aldini Cesenate,
· Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis (1834)
· Australian Journal of Botany (1997)
· Phytologia (2005)
· Harvard Papers in Botany (2003)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Arimeda, for example diet and recipes, health benefits, side effects, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Arimeda (अरिमेद).—Name of a tree (viṭkhadira; Mar. śeṇyā kharai); Name of a country; Bṛ. S. 14.2.
Derivable forms: arimedaḥ (अरिमेदः).
Arimeda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ari and meda (मेद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ) A fatid Mimosa, (M. Farnesiana.) E. ari an enemy, and meda what injures.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Arimeda (अरिमेद):—[=a-ri-meda] [from a-ri] m. a fetid Mimosa, Vachellia Farnesiana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [VaṛB-S.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arimeda (अरिमेद):—[ari-meda] (daḥ) 1. m. Fetid Mimosa.
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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.
Arimēda (ಅರಿಮೇದ):—[noun] a variety of Catechu tree of Mimosae family.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Arimedadi, Arimedah, Arimedaka, Arimedatvacadi.
Full-text: Irimeda, Rimeda, Girimeda, Ahimara, Arimedaka, Putimeda, Asimeda, Ahimaraka, Ahimedaka, Meda.
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Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 17 - The Superintendent of Forest Produce < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CLXXVIII < [Ghatotkacha-badha Parva]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)