Kalanjani, Kāḷāñjanī, Kālāñjanī: 7 definitions



Kalanjani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Kāḷāñjanī can be transliterated into English as Kalanjani or Kalianjani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kalanjani in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kālāñjanī (कालाञ्जनी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.186-187 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu.

Kālāñjanī is mentioned as having seven synonyms: Añjanī, Recanī, Asitāñjanī, Nīlāñjanī, Kṛṣṇābhā, Kālī and Kṛṣṇāñjanī.

Properties and characteristics: “Kālāñjanī is pungent (kaṭu), hot (uṣṇa), sour (amla), anthelmintic and it arrests the revolving winds or relives borborygmi (apānāvarta). It also cures abdominal disorders”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalanjani in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāḷāñjanī (काळांजनी).—a Having a black spot on the breast--a horse. A sign boding death to the owner.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kalanjani in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kālāñjanī (कालाञ्जनी).—f. (-nī) A small shrub, used as a purgative.

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

Kālāñjanī (कालाञ्जनी):—[from kālāñjana > kāla] f. a small shrub (used as a purgative), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kālāñjanī (कालाञ्जनी):—[kālā+ñjanī] (nī) 3. f. A small shrub.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kālāñjanī (कालाञ्जनी):—(1. kāla + añjanī) f. Name eines Strauchs, = añjanī, vulg. kālikarpasikinī [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kālāñjanī (कालाञ्जनी):—f. eine best. Pflanze [Rājan 4,189.]

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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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