Dodi, Doḍī: 6 definitions


Dodi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: Āyurveda and botany

Doḍī (दोडी) is another name for Hemajīvantī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Dregea volubilis (sneeze wort). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 6.183), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Doḍī in the Marathi and Gujarati language is another name for Jīvantī, a medicinal plant identified with Leptadenia reticulata (cork swallow-wort) from the Apocynaceae, or “dogbane family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.37-39 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Other than the Marathi and Gujurati word Doḍī, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eighteen are in Sanskrit.

2) Ḍoḍī (डोडी) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant, possibly identified with Strychnos nux-vomica Linn. or “strychnine tree” from the Loganiaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.184-185. Note: R.P.T. considers Ḍoḍī as Strychnos nux-vomica Linn. Ṭhākur B.S. et al suggests Ḍoḍī may be identified as Jīvantī (Leptadenia reticulata W. & A.). P.V.S. considers Ḍoḍī as fruit of Papaver somniferum Linn.

Ḍoḍī is mentioned as having seven synonyms: Jīvantī, Śākaśreṣṭhā, Sukhāluka, Bahuparṇī, Dīrghapatrā, Sūkṣmapatrā and Jīvanī.

Properties and characteristics: “Ḍoḍī is pungent, bitter, hot, digestive stimulant and is anti-vāta and anti-kapha. It cures throat diseases. It is also appetiser and relives bleeding disorders (rakta-pitta), burning sensations and pain”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dōḍī (दोडी).—f (Or haraṇadōḍī) Asclepias volubilis.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Ḍoḍī (डोडी):—[from ḍoḍa] f. = kṣupa-ḍoḍa-muṣṭi, [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha ii, 71.]

2) Doḍī (दोडी):—f. a species of plant and its fruit [gana] harītaky-ādi (cf. ḍodī, ḍādī).

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Dodi 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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