Cinni, Ciṇṇi: 3 definitions

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Cinni 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Cinni in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Acalypha fruticosa Forssk. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Acalypha betulina, Acalypha paxiana. For the possible medicinal usage of cinni, 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.

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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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Cinni in India is the name of a plant defined with Abrus precatorius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Abrus abrus (L.) W. Wight, nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Cinni is also identified with Acalypha fruticosa It has the synonym Ricinocarpus fruticosus (Forssk.) Kuntze.

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

· Adansonia (1861)
· Botanica Macaronesica (1980)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) (1826)
· Journal of Vector Borne Diseases (2010)
· Standard Shona Dictionary. (1959)
· The family Euphorbiaceae in India. (2007)

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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ciṇṇi (ಚಿಣ್ಣಿ):—

1) [noun] a small wooden piece (of four to five inches in length), tapered at both ends, played by hitting one end of it with a small stick and sending it flying in the air by children.

2) [noun] a movable bone at the front of the human knee; the patella; the knee-cap.

3) [noun] that which is small or little.

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Cinni (ಚಿನ್ನಿ):—

1) [noun] a small wooden piece (of four to five inches in length), tapered at both ends, played by hitting one end of it with a small stick and sending it flying in the air by children.

2) [noun] a movable bone at the front of the human knee; the patella; the knee-cap.

3) [noun] that which is small or little.

4) [noun] a term of endearment calling a child.

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Cinni (ಚಿನ್ನಿ):—

1) [noun] the tree or shrubby plant Acalypha fruticosa of Euphorbiaceae family.

2) [noun] another tree (or shrubby plant) Acalypha betulina of the same family.

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Cinni (ಚಿನ್ನಿ):—[noun] a food made of the several kinds of coarsely pulverised grams, soaked in water, for horses.

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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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