Jao: 3 definitions
Jao 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Jao in the Urdu language is the name of a plant identified with Hordeum vulgare L. from the Poaceae (Grass) family. For the possible medicinal usage of jao, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
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.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Jao in India is the name of a plant defined with Hordeum vulgare in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Zeocriton distichum P. Beauv. (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Essai d’une Nouvelle Agrostographie
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Synopseos Plantarum (Persoon) (1805)
· A Botanical Materia Medica (1812)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Jao, for example extract dosage, diet and recipes, chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, 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
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Jao (जओ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yataḥ.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Jaomore.
Ends with: Vijjao.
Full-text (+1): Inder jao shirin, Co, Yatah, Sarvarthadarsha, Ahinaga, Pratishkula, Kadacikat, Janguli, Janguliya, Sampratigrahin, Prakara, Samdhinirmocana, Vadda, Vrindi, Pariyatra, Anapana, Pariyatraka, Pudgala, Adisati, Samdha.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Jao, Jaō; (plurals include: Jaos, Jaōs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Folk Tales of Gujarat (and Jhaverchand Meghani) (by Vandana P. Soni)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 8: Previous birth of Svayambhū < [Chapter III - Vimalanāthacaritra]
Part 12: Reincarnation of Abhicandra (sixth of Malli’s six former friends) < [Chapter VI - Śrī Mallināthacaritra]
Folk Tradition of Bengal (and Rabindranath Tagore) (by Joydeep Mukherjee)
Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)