Kalathi, Kalathī: 2 definitions

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Kalathi 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kalathi in the Gujarati language is another name for Kulatthā, medicinal plant identified with Dolichos biflorus Linn. which is a synonym of Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata (L.) Walp. or “cowpea” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.71-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Other than the Gujarati word Kalathi, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which seven are in Sanskrit.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalathī (कलथी).—f (kalathaṇēṃ) Turning over or on one side.

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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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