Canam, Canaṃ, Caṇam, Caṉam, Cāṇam, Cāṉam: 3 definitions


Canam means something in Buddhism, Pali, biology, Tamil. 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) Canam in India is the name of a plant defined with Cicer arietinum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ononis crotalarioides M.E. Jones, nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Canam is also identified with Crotalaria juncea It has the synonym Crotalaria tenuifolia Roxb. (etc.).

3) Canam is also identified with Desmostachya bipinnata It has the synonym Cynosurus durus Forssk., nom. illeg., non Cynosurus durus L. (etc.).

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

· Flora Palaestina (1756)
· A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1980)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Botany (1978)
· Species Plantarum. (1800)
· Botanical Magazine (1933)

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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

canaṃ : a particle used to express a portion of a whole: kudācana, sometimes

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Caṇam (சணம்) noun See சணல். (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [sanal. (vaithiya muligai)]

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Caṇam (சணம்) noun < kṣaṇa. See சணப்பொழுது. [sanappozhuthu.] Local usage

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Caṉam (சனம்) noun < jana.

1. People, community; மக்கள். மாசன மிடம்பெறாது [makkal. masana midamberathu] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 116).

2. Relations, one’s own people; இனத்தார். [inathar.] Colloq.

3. Crowd, herd; கூட்டம். தானப்பகடு முதலாய சனங்கள் [kuttam. thanappagadu muthalaya sanangal] (மகாபாரதம் சம்பவ. [magaparatham sambava.] 47).

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Cāṇam (சாணம்) noun probably from chagaṇa. [Malayalam: cāṇam.] Cow-dung; சாணி. [sani.]

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Cāṇam (சாணம்) noun < śāṇa.

1. See சாணைக்கல். (சதுராகராதி) [sanaikkal. (sathuragarathi)]

2. Stone for grinding sandalwood; சந்தனக்கல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [santhanakkal. (pingalagandu)]

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Cāṇam (சாணம்) noun probably from kiṇa. Scar; தழும்பு. சாணந் தின்ற சமந்தாங்கு தடக்கை [thazhumbu. sanan thinra samanthangu thadakkai] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: மதுரைக்காஞ்சி [pathuppattu: mathuraikkanchi] 593).

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Cāṇam (சாணம்) noun probably from śāṇa. Article made of fibres; நாராலாகிய பொருள் [naralagiya porul] (நன். [nan.] 266, மயிலை. [mayilai.])

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Cāṇam (சாணம்) noun Vermilion; சாதிலிங்கம். (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [sathilingam. (vaithiya muligai)]

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Cāṉam (சானம்) noun < jaraṇa. Asafoetida; பெருங்காயம். (வைத்திய மூலிகை). [perungayam. (vaithiya muligai).]

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Cāṉam (சானம்) noun Vermilion; சாதிலிங்கம். (வைத்திய மூலிகை). [sathilingam. (vaithiya muligai).]

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Cāṉam (சானம்) noun < dhyāna. [K. jāna.] Meditation; தியானம். கருடசானத்திற் றீர்விடம் போல் [thiyanam. karudasanathir rirvidam pol] (சிவஞான போதம் [sivagnana potham] 9, 2, 3).

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Cāṇam (சாணம்) noun cf. சாணல். [sanal.] Flaxen cord; சணற்கயிறு. இறுக்கின சாணமும் கட்டின கச்சும் [sanarkayiru. irukkina sanamum kattina kachum] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருநெடுந். [nalayira thivyappirapandam thirunedun.] 21, வ்யா. பக். [vya. pag.] 170).

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Cāṉam (சானம்) noun cf. சாணை. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [sanai. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

1. Millstone; அம்மி. [ammi.]

2. Touchstone; உரைகல். [uraigal.]

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