Asham, Aśam: 8 definitions


Asham means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Aśam can be transliterated into English as Asam or Asham, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Asam in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Santalum album L. from the Santalaceae (Sandalwood) family having the following synonyms: Sirium myrtifolium, Santalum ovatum, Santalum myrtifolium. For the possible medicinal usage of asam, 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)

Asam in Indonesia is the name of a plant defined with Tamarindus indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Tamarindus occidentalis Gaertn. (among others).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1997)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2002)
· Economic Botany (1990)
· Journal of Tree Sciences (1985)
· Sci. Rep. Res. Inst. Evol. Biol. (1986)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2003)

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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśam (अशम्).—ind. Ved. Non-welfare, harm, mischief. शं नो देवी पृश्निपर्ण्यशं निर्ऋत्या अकः (śaṃ no devī pṛśniparṇyaśaṃ nirṛtyā akaḥ) Av.2.25.1; अशं केन शाम्यति (aśaṃ kena śāmyati) Kirātārjunīya 15.1.

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

Aśam (अशम्).—([indeclinable]) ill luck; woe.

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

Aśam (अशम्):—[=a-śam] ind. ‘non-welfare’, harm, [Atharva-veda ii, 25, 1; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa ii.]

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Asham 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Asam in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) uneven; unequal; dissimilar; unmatching; (nm) the north-eastern Indian state of Assam..—asam (असम) is alternatively transliterated as Asama.

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