Grinjana, Gṛñjana, Grimjana: 12 definitions
Grinjana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
The Sanskrit term Gṛñjana can be transliterated into English as Grnjana or Grinjana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन).—Garlic unfit for śrāddha.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 16. 8.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Jainism)
Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन) is the name of an edible root which is classifed as ananta-kāya, or “plants that are inhabited by an infinite number of living organisms”, and therefore are abhakṣya (forbidden to consume) according to Hemacandra (in his Yogaśāstra 3.44-46). Those plants which are classified as ananta-kāyas (e.g., amaya-valli) seem to be chosen because of certain morphological peculiarities such as the possession of bulbs or rhizomes orthe habit of periodically shedding their leaves; and in general theyare characterized by possibilities of vegetative reproduction.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Biology (plants and animals)
Grinjana in India is the name of a plant defined with Allium sativum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Porrum ophioscorodon Rchb. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Gardeners Dictionary, ed. 8
If you are looking for specific details regarding Grinjana, for example chemical composition, pregnancy safety, side effects, diet and recipes, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) A small red variety of garlic or onion (prohibited as food for dvija); लशुनं गृञ्जनं चैव पलाण्डुं कवकानि च । अभक्ष्याणि द्विजातीनाममेध्यप्रभवाणि च (laśunaṃ gṛñjanaṃ caiva palāṇḍuṃ kavakāni ca | abhakṣyāṇi dvijātīnāmamedhyaprabhavāṇi ca) || Manusmṛti 5.5; Y.1.176.
2) A turnip.
3) The tops of hemp chewed to produce intoxication, the Gānjā.
-nam The meat of an animal destroyed by poisoned arrow; 'अथ गृञ्जनं विषदिग्धपशोर्मांसे (atha gṛñjanaṃ viṣadigdhapaśormāṃse)' Medinī. ()| Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.9.39.
Derivable forms: gṛñjanaḥ (गृञ्जनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) Poisoned flesh, the meat of an animal destroyed by poison. m.
(-naḥ) 1. Garlic, or a small variety of it of a red colour. 2. A turnip. 8. The tops of hemp chewed as an inebriating substance the Ganja. E. gṛji to sound, and lyuṭ affix; applied to the latter as causing eructation.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन).—[gṛñj + ana], and gṛñjanaka gṛñjana + ka, m. Garlic, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन).—[masculine] a kind of garlic.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन):—[from gṛj] m. (n., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a kind of onion or garlic or a small red variety of it (prohibited as food), [Manu-smṛti v, 5; Yājñavalkya i, 176; Bhāvaprakāśa]
2) [v.s. ...] [Nyāyamālā-vistara etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a turnip, [Horace H. Wilson]
4) [v.s. ...] the tops of hemp chewed to produce an inebriating effect (the Gāñja), [Horace H. Wilson]
5) [v.s. ...] n. poisoned flesh (meat of an animal destroyed by a poisoned arrow), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gṛñjana (गृञ्जन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Poisoned flesh. m. Garlic; a turnip; gāṃja.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] the strong-smelling bulb of the plant Allium sativum of Liliaceae family, made up of small sections called cloves, used as seasoning in meats, salads, etc.; garlic.
2) [noun] the plant itself.
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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