Gandhya, Gandhyā: 5 definitions


Gandhya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Gandhya in India is the name of a plant defined with Paederia foetida in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Psychotria volubilis Roxb. ex Wight & Arn. (among others).

2) Gandhya is also identified with Peganum harmala.

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

· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden (1907)
· Publications of the Field Columbian Museum, Botanical Series (1931)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1768)
· Sunyatsenia (1937)
· FBI (1881)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gandhyā (गंध्या).—m (gandha S) A vender of perfumes. 2 A stinking fellow; a stinkard or stink-pot.

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gāṇḍhyā (गांढ्या).—a (gāṇḍa) A pathic; a wretch, scrub, or sorry fellow gen. Used abusively without particular implication. Pr. gāṃvacā gāṇḍhyā tō sāsavēcā dēśapāṇḍyā.

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

gandhyā (गंध्या).—m A vendor of perfumes. A stink- ing fellow.

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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

Gandhya (गन्ध्य):—[from gandha] See vāja-g.

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Gandhya 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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