Karni, Karṇī: 9 definitions


Karni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Karni [कर्णी] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Manilkara hexandra from the Sapotaceae (Mahua) family having the following synonyms: Mimusops hexandra. For the possible medicinal usage of karni, 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.

Karni in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Chrysopogon fulvus (Spreng.) Chiov. from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Andropogon monticola, Chrysopogon montanus.

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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

karṇī (कर्णी).—f S A mason's trowel.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

karṇī (कर्णी).—f A mason's trowel.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karṇī (कर्णी).—

1) An arrow of a particular shape (barbed arrow).

2) Name of the mother of Mūladeva, the father of the science and art of thieving.

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

1) Karṇi (कर्णि):—[from karṇa] m. a kind of arrow (the top being shaped like an ear), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. karṇika n.)

2) [v.s. ...] the act of splitting, breaking through, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

3) Karṇī (कर्णी):—[from karṇa] f. of ṇa ifc. (e.g. ayas-k and payas-k), [Pāṇini 8-3, 46]

4) [v.s. ...] ‘Name of Kaṃsa’s mother’, in [compound]

5) Kārṇi (कार्णि):—[from kārṇa] mfn. idem [gana] sutaṃ-gamādi.

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

Karṇi (कर्णि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṇṇi.

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Karni 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Karni in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) doing, deed; a mason’s trowel..—karni (करनी) is alternatively transliterated as Karanī.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karṇi (ಕರ್ಣಿ):—[noun] an accountant; a scribe.

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Karṇi (ಕರ್ಣಿ):—

1) [adjective] relating to the ear.

2) [adjective] having or being at, the helm of a ship.

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Karṇi (ಕರ್ಣಿ):—[noun] the part of a plough or other agricultural tool that cuts the soil; the share of a plough.

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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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