Kamani, Kāmani, Kama-ni, Kamaṉi: 7 definitions


Kamani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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)

1) Kamani in Guam is the name of a plant defined with Calophyllum inophyllum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Calophyllum inophyllum Lam. (among others).

2) Kamani in India is also identified with Eclipta prostrata It has the synonym Verbesina conyzoides Trew (etc.).

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

· Botanische Zeitung. Berlin (1866)
· American Journal of Botany (1977)
· Plantae Rariores (1763)
· Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum (1760)
· Suppl. Meth. (1802)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (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

Kāmani (कामनि).—See कामतालः (kāmatālaḥ).

Derivable forms: kāmaniḥ (कामनिः).

Kāmani is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and ni (नि). See also (synonyms): kāmajāna.

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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

Kamānī (कमानी):—(nf) a spring; the truss worn by people suffering from hernia; ~[dāra] fitted with a spring.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kamaṇī (कमणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kramaṇa.

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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

Kamani (ಕಮನಿ):—[noun] a soft white fibrous substance covering the seeds of Gossypium herbaceum of Malvaceae family; cotton.

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Kāmaṇi (ಕಾಮಣಿ):—[noun] jaundice a) a condition in which the eyeballs, the skin, and the urine become abnormally yellowish as a result of increased amounts of bile pigments in the blood b) popularly, a disease causing this condition, as hepatitis.

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Kāmani (ಕಾಮನಿ):—[noun] = ಕಾಮಣಿ [kamani].

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kamaṉi (கமனி) [kamaṉittal] 11 intransitive verb < gamana. To go, pass swiftly; செல்லுதல். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [selluthal. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Kamaṉi (கமனி) noun < gamana. One who travels through the air; ஆகாயமார்க்கமாய்ச் செல் வோன். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி). [agayamarkkamays sel von. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi).]

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Kāmaṇi (காமணி) noun Nitre; நவச்சாரம். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [navacharam. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kamānī (कमानी):—n. 1. metal spring; 2. Anat. nervous system (only in humans);

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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