Drakshi, Drākṣī: 4 definitions


Drakshi 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: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Drakshi [ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Vitis vinifera L. from the Vitaceae (Grape) family having the following synonyms: Cissus vinifera. For the possible medicinal usage of drakshi, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

drākṣī (द्राक्षी).—f (drākṣā S) The vine, Vitis vinifera.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

drākṣī (द्राक्षी).—f The vine.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Drākṣi (ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ):—

1) [noun] the vine Vitis vinifera of Vitaceae family.

2) [noun] its small, round, smooth-skinned, juicy berries, growing in clusters, eaten raw or used to make wine; grape (raw or dried).

3) [noun] ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ ಸಿಹಿ ಎಂದು ಬಳ್ಳಿಯನ್ನೂ ತಿನ್ನಬಾರದು [drakshi sihi emdu balliyannu tinnabaradu] drākṣi sihi endu baḷḷiyannū tinnabāradu (prov.) the orange that too hard squeezed, yields bitter juice.

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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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