Grahini, Grāhiṇī: 4 definitions

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Grahini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Grāhiṇī (ग्राहिणी) is another name for Kṣudradurālabhā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.56-58 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Grāhiṇī and Kṣudradurālabhā, there are a total of twelve Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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) Grahini in India is the name of a plant defined with Fagonia cretica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Fagonia desertorum Andr..

2) Grahini is also identified with Fagonia indica It has the synonym Fagonia jolyi Batt. var. stenophylla Maire (etc.).

3) Grahini is also identified with Tragia involucrata It has the synonym Croton urens L. (etc.).

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

· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1824)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1900)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Diagn. Pl. Orient. (1849)
· Fl. Bor.-Amer.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Grāhiṇī (ग्राहिणी):—[from grāhin > grah] f. (iṇī) a variety of the Alhagi plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a variety of Mimosa, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

3) [v.s. ...] a great kind of lizard, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Grahini in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) wife, housewife..—grahini (गृहिणी) is alternatively transliterated as Gṛhiṇī.

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