Karunam, Karuṇaṃ: 3 definitions


Karunam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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)

Karunam in India is the name of a plant defined with Citrus medica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sarcodactilis helicteroides Gaertn. (among others).

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

· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1950)
· Reise nach Ostindien und China (1765)
· Supplementum Carpologiae (1805)
· J. SouthW. Agric. Univ. (1994)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1946)
· Flora Indica (1768)

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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

karuṇaṃ : (adv.) pitiably.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Karuṇam (करुणम्):—[from karuṇa] ind. mournfully, woefully, pitifully, in distress, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā] etc.

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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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