Asai, Asaí: 2 definitions


Asai means something in 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Asai in Bolivia is the name of a plant defined with Euterpe precatoria in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plectis oweniana O.F. Cook (among others).

2) Asai in Nigeria is also identified with Imperata cylindrica It has the synonym Calamagrostis lagurus (L.) Koeler (etc.).

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

· Bot. Acta (1997)
· Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum (1855)
· Annali di Botanica (1987)
· Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club (1904)
· Phytomedicine (2004)
· Plantae Junghuhnianae (1854)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Asai, for example pregnancy safety, extract dosage, diet and recipes, chemical composition, side effects, health benefits, 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

Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Asai (असै) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Asṛti.

2) Asai (असै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Asattva.

3) Asai (असै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Asakṛt.

Asai has the following synonyms: Asaiṃ.

4) Asaī (असई) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Asatī.

5) Āsai (आसै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āśrayin.

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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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