Javani, Javānī, Javanī: 8 definitions


Javani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Javani in India is the name of a plant defined with Carum copticum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Carum copticum (L.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex C.B. Clarke (among others).

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

· World Applied Sciences Journal (2008)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Regii Berolinensis Altera (1821)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Phytotherapy Research
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1785)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Javani, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, diet and recipes, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

javānī (जवानी).—f ( P) Youth. The vigor and fire of youth.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

javānī (जवानी).—f Youth; the vigour and fire of youth.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Javanī (जवनी).—[ju karaṇe lyuṭ saṃjñāyāṃ kan]

1) A screen of cloth surrounding a tent.

2) A curtain in general; नरः संसारान्ते विशति यमधानीजवनिकाम् (naraḥ saṃsārānte viśati yamadhānījavanikām) Bhartṛhari 3.112; मायाजवनिका- च्छन्नम् (māyājavanikā- cchannam) Bhāgavata 1.8.19; सतां जवनिका निकामसुखिनाम् (satāṃ javanikā nikāmasukhinām) Śiśupālavadha 4.54.

3) The sail of a boat.

See also (synonyms): javanikā.

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

1) Javanī (जवनी):—[from javana > java] f. a curtain, screen, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Javānī (जवानी):—(nf) youth, young age, youthfulness; —[utaranā/ḍhalanā] youth to be on the decline; to age; —[kā ālama] the time of youthful frolic or adventure; —[kī nīṃda] uninterrupted carefree sleep; —[caḍhanā] youth to make appearance, youth to be on the ascendance; to be affected by youthful lust; —[dīvānī hai] youth knows no bounds; —[phaṭa paḍanā] youthfulness to make appearance all over, youth to be in its fullest bloom; —[meṃ māṃjhā ḍhīlā] young age, old ways; what is youth but its vitality and vigour.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Javaṇī (जवणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yavanī.

2) Javaṇī (जवणी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yāvanī.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Javaṇi (ಜವಣಿ):—[noun] a particular kind of plant that is believed to give life to the dead or make feel a person young, bringing back youthful strength and vigour.

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Javāni (ಜವಾನಿ):—[noun] a woman doing menial work; a maid-servant.

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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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