Karan, Karaṇ, Karaṉ, Kāraṉ, Kārāṉ: 5 definitions


Karan means something in 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.

Ambiguity: Although Karan has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Karana.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Karan in the Urdu language is the name of a plant identified with Ribes himalense Royle ex Decne. from the Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry) family having the following synonyms: Ribes rubrum, Ribes emodense. For the possible medicinal usage of karan, 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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Karan in India is the name of a plant defined with Haldina cordifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nauclea sterculiifolia A. Rich. ex DC.) (Adina Salisb., from the Greek adinos ‘clustered, plentiful, crowded’, referring to the clustered flowers. (among others).

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

· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· Forest Fl. N.W. India (1874)
· Blumea (1978)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1795)
· The Paradisus Londinensis (1807)

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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Karan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) articulation; articulator; instrumental case; an organ; instrument; function; doing..—karan (करण) is alternatively transliterated as Karaṇa.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Karaṇ (கரண்) noun cf. கரடு¹. [karadu¹.]

1. The uneven surface in vegetables and fruits; காய்கறிகளின் முண்டு. [kaykarigalin mundu.]

2. Scar; புண்வடு. [punvadu.]

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Karaṉ (கரன்) noun < khara. Firm, steady person; நிலையுள்ளவன். கரந்தெங்கும் பரந்துளன் இவையுண்ட கரனே [nilaiyullavan. karanthengum paranthulan ivaiyunda karane] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 1, 1, 10). 2. A cousin of Rāvaṇa, a powerful Rākṣasa, slain by Rāma during his (Rāma’s) stay in the Taṇṭakāraṇiyam; இராமனால் தண்டகாரணியத்திற் கொல்லப்பட்ட ஓர் அரக்கன். (கம்பராமாயணம் கரன்வதைப்.) [iramanal thandagaraniyathir kollappatta or arakkan. (kambaramayanam karanvathaip.)]

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Kāraṉ (காரன்) particle < kāra. Masculine termination of certain nouns, meaning doer, possessor, as vēlai-k-kāraṉ, paṇa-k-kāraṉ; வேலைக்காரன் பணக்காரன் என்பவற்றிற்போல, வினைமுதல் உடைமை முதலிய பொருளில்வரும் ஆண் பாற்பெயர் விகுதி. [velaikkaran panakkaran enpavarrirpola, vinaimuthal udaimai muthaliya porulilvarum an parpeyar viguthi.]

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Kāraṉ (காரன்) noun probably from kṣāra. A prepared arsenic; சோரபாஷாணம். [sorapashanam.] (W.)

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Kārāṉ (காரான்) [kār-āṉ] noun < கரு-மை [karu-mai] + ஆன்¹. [an¹.] See காரா. ஈன்றணிக் காரான் [kara. inranig karan] (குறுந்தொகை [kurundogai] 181).

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Karaṇ (கரண்) noun Grass sod; புற்பற்றை. [purparrai.] (குருகூர்ப்பள்ளு [kurugurppallu] 26.)

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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

Karan is another spelling for करण [karaṇa].—n. 1. Gram. instrumental case; 2. Gram. positive verb; 3. Astrol. division of the day; 4. hist. a section of the office in Licchavi time;

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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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