Janeshta, Jana-ishta, Janeṣṭā, Janeṣṭa: 8 definitions

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Janeshta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 terms Janeṣṭā and Janeṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Janesta or Janeshta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Janeṣṭā (जनेष्टा) is another name for Jantukā, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Ferula foetida (asafoetida) from the Apiaceae or “celery” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.126-129 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). R. N. Soḍhal considers Jantukā as Hiṅgu (Ferula foetida Regel Umbelliferae/Apiaceae). Raghuvīr Prasāda Trivedī considers Jantukā a parasitic creeper (vṛkṣaruhā); the fruits are like Kapikacchu, thus he identifies it with Cuscuta chinensis Lank. (Convolvulaceae), a plant used in Vietnam as Tho ty tu. Chopra identifies Jantukā with Garcinia lucida Roxb. Vaidyaka Śabda Sindhu equates it with Lākṣā. Together with the names Janeṣṭā and Jantukā, there are a total of twenty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Janeṣṭā (जनेष्टा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Vṛddhi, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.28-33. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Janeṣṭā and Vṛddhi, 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) Janeshta in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum grandiflorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen. (among others).

2) Janeshta is also identified with Jasminum sambac It has the synonym Mogorium goaense Zuccagni (etc.).

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

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1932)
· Kew Bulletin (1997)
· Cytologia (1992)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1837)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Janeṣṭa (जनेष्ट).—a. desired or liked by the people.

-ṣṭaḥ a kind of jasmine.

-ṣṭā turmeric.

Janeṣṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jana and iṣṭa (इष्ट).

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

Janeṣṭa (जनेष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) Desired or prized by mankind. f.

(-ṣṭā) Turmeric. E. jana, and iṣṭa wished.

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

1) Janeṣṭa (जनेष्ट):—[from jana > jan] m. ‘man-desired’, a kind of jasmine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Janeṣṭā (जनेष्टा):—[from janeṣṭa > jana > jan] f. turmeric, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the Jatukā plant (Oldenlandia), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the medicinal plant vṛddhi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] the flower of Jasminum grandiflorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Janeṣṭa (जनेष्ट):—[jane-ṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a. Desired or prized by all. f. Turmeric.

[Sanskrit to German]

Janeshta 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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