Karapi, Karapī: 2 definitions


Karapi means something in Marathi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Karapi in India is the name of a plant defined with Hyoscyamus niger in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hyoscyamus niger var. annuus Sims (among others).

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

· Iranian Journal of Botany (1987)
· Flora of Iran (1972)
· Turun Yliopiston Julkaisuja: Sarja A II, BiologiaGeographica (1982)
· Journal of Japanese Botany (1926)
· J. Emerg. Med., (1987)
· Ethnobotany (2005)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karapī (करपी).—f (karapaṇēṃ) Burned state (of crops, from want of rain). v paḍa. 2 Morbid heat (of stomach) from fever, hunger &c. v paḍa. 3 Blacks or soot adhering to the bottom of pots, crock. 4 Burned victuals.

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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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