Genu, Geṇu: 3 definitions

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Genu means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Geṇu.—(IE 8-6), Kannaḍa; ‘one span’; a unit of measurment. Note: geṇu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Genu in Mali is the name of a plant defined with Pterocarpus erinaceus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Lingoum erinaceum (Poir.) Kuntze (among others).

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

· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1804)
· Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia (1763)
· Phytomedicine (1999)
· Familles des Plantes (1763)
· Flora de Filipinas (1877)
· Pharmaceutical Biology (2002)

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

Gēṇu (ಗೇಣು):—

1) [noun] the distance between the tips of the extended thumb and little finger, a unit of linear measure equal to nine inches; a span.

2) [noun] a weapon with a short, pointed blade, used for stabbing; a dagger.

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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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