Kalihari, Kalihārī, Kali-hari: 6 definitions


Kalihari 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kalihari in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Lilium polyphyllum D.Don from the Liliaceae (Lily) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kalihari, 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.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kalihāri in the Hindi language is another name for Kalikārī, a medicinal plant identified with Gloriosa superba Linn. (‘flame lily’) from the Colchicaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.128-130 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Other than the Hindi word Kalihāri, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which sixteen 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kalihari in India is the name of a plant defined with Gloriosa superba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Methonica platyphylla Klotzsch ex Garcke (among others).

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

· Annales Botanices Systematicae (Walpers) (1852)
· Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. (1891)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1985)
· Current Science (1981)
· Feddes Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1913)
· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1992)

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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

Kalihārī (कलिहारी).—f. a kind of medicine (viṣalāṅgalī).

Kalihārī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kali and hārī (हारी).

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

Kalihārī (कलिहारी):—[=kali-hārī] [from kali] f. Methonica Superba, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kalihari 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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