Kambi, Kambī, Kilkambi: 11 definitions

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Kambi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Kambi in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Crotalaria quinquefolia from the Fabaceae (Pea) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kambi, 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.

Kambi in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Gardenia latifolia from the Rubiaceae (Coffee) family.

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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)

1) Kambi in India is the name of a plant defined with Careya arborea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Barringtonia arborea (Roxb.) F. Muell. (among others).

2) Kambi is also identified with Crotalaria quinquefolia It has the synonym Crotalaria heterophylla L.f..

3) Kambi is also identified with Gardenia latifolia It has the synonym Gardenia enneandra J. König ex Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae (Mueller) (1866)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Fitoterapia (2003)
· Taxon (1979)
· Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (1981)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kambi, for example health benefits, pregnancy safety, side effects, chemical composition, diet and recipes, extract dosage, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kambi (कम्बि) or Kambī (कम्बी).—f.

1) A ladle or spoon.

2) A shoot.

3) A branch or joint of a bamboo.

Derivable forms: kambiḥ (कम्बिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kambi (कम्बि).—f.

(-mbiḥ) 1. A ladle or spoon. 2. A shoot, a branch or joint of a bamboo. E. kam to desire, bin affix, or with ṅīṣ added kambī.

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

1) Kambi (कम्बि):—f. a ladle or spoon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) a shoot or branch or joint of a bamboo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kambi (कम्बि):—(mbiḥ) 2. f. A ladle or spoon; shoot of a bamboo.

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

Kambi (कम्बि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaṃbi, Kaṃbī.

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Kambi 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kaṃbi (कंबि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit words: Kambi, Mbī.

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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

Kaṃbi (ಕಂಬಿ):—

1) [noun] metal drawn out into the form of a thread or thin flexible rod; a wire.

2) [noun] a small iron rod put across a horse mouth and attached to the bridle; a bit.

3) [noun] the hem of a sari sewn decoratively with gold or silver threads.

4) [noun] an iron rod or staff.

5) [noun] the upper, bony part of the nose; the bridge of the nose.

6) [noun] a wooden stick, rod or staff.

7) [noun] a bamboo split (to which burdens are attached to be carried on a shoulder or on the back of the neck across the shoulder).

8) [noun] any of a series of parallel metal bars laid upon crossties or in the ground to make a track for railroad cars, streetcars, etc.; rail.

9) [noun] ಕಂಬಿ ಎಣಿಸು [kambi enisu] kambi eṇisu (fig.) to be in prison; ಕಂಬಿಕಟ್ಟು [kambikattu] kambi kaṭṭu to furnish with railings; ಕಂಬಿಕೀಳಿಸು [kambikilisu] kambi kīḷisu (fig.) to cause to leave the place; ಕಂಬಿಕೀಳು [kambikilu] kambi kīḷu (fig.) to run away; to leave the place (hastily in order to escape); to flee; to absquatulate; ಕಂಬಿಯ ಅಯ್ಯ [kambiya ayya] kambiya ayya a traditional devotee of Mallikārjuna (a form of Śiva) of Śrī Śaila or of Mādayya (Mahādēva, another form of Śiva) of Mūḍumale; ಕಂಬಿಯ ಪದ [kambiya pada] kambiya pada a kind of folk song sung by kambiaya ayyas in praise of Mallikārujuna (or Mādayya) on their way to Śrī Śaila or Mūḍumale; ಕಂಬಿಯವ [kambiyava] kambiyava a man holding a staff; a guard; ಕಂಬಿಯಿಲ್ಲದೆ ರೈಲು ಬಿಡು [kambiyillade railu bidu] kambiyillade railu biḍu (fig.) to tell lies freely.

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Kaṃbi (ಕಂಬಿ):—

1) [noun] a large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl used for serving liquid foods; a ladle.

2) [noun] the joint on a bamboo stem.

3) [noun] a young bamboo.

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Kaṃbi (ಕಂಬಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Bauhinia vahilii of Caesalpiniaceae family.

2) [noun] its flower.

3) [noun] the tree Gardenia latifolia of Rubiaceae family.

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Kīḷkaṃbi (ಕೀಳ್ಕಂಬಿ):—[noun] the part of a bridle that goes into a horse’s mouth, used to control the horse; a bit of a bridle.

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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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