Cena, Cēṉā: 5 definitions


Cena means something in Hindi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chain.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Cena in India is the name of a plant defined with Amorphophallus paeoniifolius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plesmonium nobile Schott (among others).

2) Cena is also identified with Senna alexandrina It has the synonym Cassia acutifolia Delile (etc.).

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

· The Gardeners Dictionary (1768)
· Taxon (1977)
· Genera Aroidearum exposita (1858)
· Genética Ibérica (1979)
· Notulae Systematicae. (1940)
· Curr. Sci. (1979)

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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cena (चेन) [Also spelled chain]:—(nf) a chain.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cēṇa (ಚೇಣ):—[noun] a wedge-shaped hand tool with a sharp blade for cutting or shaping stone; a chisel.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cēṇa (சேண) adverb < idem. Up; உயர. சேண வெரிநிற் சிறந்தானோ டேறினாள் [uyara. sena verinir siranthano derinal] (பரிபாடல் [paripadal] 12, 48).

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Cēṉā (சேனா) noun

1. True eel, brownish, attaining more than 4 ft. in length, Anguilla bengalensis; நான்கு அடிக்குமேல் வளரும் பழமொழிுப்பு நிற முள்ள மீன்வகை. [nanku adikkumel valarum pazhuppu nira mulla minvagai.]

2. A kind of eel with picked head; மலங்குமீன். [malangumin.] (W.)

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Cēṉā (சேனா) noun < English senna. cf. Arabic sanā. Tinnevelly senna. See நிலவாவிரை. [nilavavirai.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Cena (चेन):—n. chain; string;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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