Golomi, Golomī: 9 definitions


Golomi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Golomī (गोलोमी) is mentioned as a synonym for Golomikā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.96-97 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Narhari describes this synonym Golomī or Golomikā at two other places in Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 6.48 as a synonym of Vacā and verse 8.109 as a synonym of Śvetadūrvā). Ḍalhaṇa, Hārāṇa Chandra and Medinīkar consider Golomī as Śvetadūrvā. [...] Ḍalhaṇa always refers Golomī as Dūrvā. Cakrapāṇī at one place equates it with (Bhūtakeśī), which is Selenium species, suggests P.V.S. [...] Suśruta has also included Golomī amongst the divine herbs in CH.-29, on which Cakrapāṇi comments [...]. Chopra has suggested Desmostachya bipinnata stapf. as Dūrvā (see Dugdhaphenī). Incidently three of the MSS 'D', 'G', & 'H' provide a synonym Gojihvā for Golomī.

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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) Golomi in India is the name of a plant defined with Acorus calamus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acorus calamus var. americanus (Raf.) H.D. Wulff. (among others).

2) Golomi is also identified with Trichodesma indicum It has the synonym Borago indica L. (etc.).

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

· Uses of Plants by the Indians (1991)
· Botaniceskjij Žurnal SSSR (1985)
· Phytotherapy Research
· Acta Facultatis Rerum Naturalium Universitatis Comenianae, Botanica (1976)
· Int. Immunopharmacol.
· Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy of Ankara University (1979)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

golomī : (f.) orris root.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Golomī (गोलोमी).—f. (-mī) 1. A kind of bent grass, with white blossoms; also śvetadūrbbā. 2. Root of sweet flag. Orris root. 4. A whore. a harlot. 5. A small shrub. E. go the earth, &c. and loman hair, the hair of the earth.

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

1) Golomī (गोलोमी):—[=go-lomī] [from go] f. Name of a plant (white Dūrvā grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]; bhūta-keśa or śī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]; vacā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Caraka i, 4, 16, 3; Suśruta iv, vi]

2) [v.s. ...] = vara-yoṣā (‘an excellent woman’ or ‘a harlot’), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Golomī (गोलोमी):—[go-lomī] (mī) 3. f. A kind of bent grass; orris root; a whore.

[Sanskrit to German]

Golomi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gōlōmi (ಗೋಲೋಮಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Acorus calamus of Araceae family.

2) [noun] its root; sweet flag-root.

3) [noun] the grass Agrostis procera of Poaceae family.

4) [noun] the plant Nardostachys jatamansi of Valerianaceae family, the root of which is used in making a fragrant ointment; spikenard; Indian nard.

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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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