Katabhi, Kaṭabhī, Kata-bhi: 7 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Kaṭabhī (कटभी) is another name for Jyotiṣmatī, a medicinal plant identified with Celastrus paniculatus (black oil plant or intellect tree) from the Celastraceae or “staff vine” or “bittersweet family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.82 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kaṭabhī and Jyotiṣmatī, there are a total of twelve Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Kaṭabhī (कटभी) is also mentioned as a synonym for Aśvakṣurā, a medicinal plant identified with Clitoria ternatea (Asian pigeonwings, butterfly pea or bluebellvine) from the Fabaceae or “legume family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.87-89.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭabhī (कटभी).—Name of several plants ज्योतिष्मती, अपराजिता (jyotiṣmatī, aparājitā) &c.

Derivable forms: kaṭabhīḥ (कटभीः).

Kaṭabhī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṭa and bhī (भी).

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

Kaṭabhī (कटभी).—f. (-bhī) 1. A plant, (Heartpea, Cardiaspermum halicacabum.) 2. Another creeper, (Clitoria ternata.) E. kaṭ to encompass, and bhaj to serve, ḍa and ṅīṣ affs.

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

1) Kaṭabhī (कटभी):—[=kaṭa-bhī] [from kaṭa > kaṭ] f. Cardiospermum Halicacabum, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of several other plants, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kaṭabhī (कटभी):—[kaṭa-bhī] (bhī) 3. f. The heart-pea.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kaṭabhī (कटभी):—f. Name verschiedener Pflanzen:

1) Cardiospermum Halicacabum Lin., eine jährige Pflanze, [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 5, 15.] [Medinīkoṣa bh. 14.] [Suśruta 2, 175, 1. 259, 2. 271, 4. 277, 11.] —

2) = aparājitā [Śabdakalpadruma] —

3) ein Baum (vṛkṣabheda) [Medinīkoṣa] = nābhikā, śauṇḍī, pāṭalī, kiṇihī, madhureṇu, kṣudraśyāmā, kaiḍarya, śyāmalā [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] —

4) = vulg. kā~ṭāśirīṣa [Ratnamālā im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Kaṭabhī (कटभी):—

3) Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. — Vgl. mahāṭikaṭabhī, mahālikaṭabhī .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kaṭabhī (कटभी):—f.

1) Cardiopermum Halicacabum.

2) *Achyranthes atropurpurea.

3) * = aparājitā.

context information

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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