Kathinjara, Kaṭhiñjara: 8 definitions


Kathinjara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kaṭhiñjara (कठिञ्जर) is another name for Tulasī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Ocimum tenuiflorum (holy basil), from the Lamiaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 10.148-149), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Kathinjara in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kathinjara in India is the name of a plant defined with Ocimum americanum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ocimum hispidulum Schumach. & Thonn. (among others).

2) Kathinjara is also identified with Ocimum tenuiflorum It has the synonym Plectranthus monachorum Spreng. (etc.).

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

· Botanical Magazine (2452)
· Cytologia (1985)
· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1986)
· Biblioth. Bot. (1928)
· Nomenclator botanicus hortensis
· Philippine Journal of Science (1921)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kathinjara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭhiñjara (कठिञ्जर).—Name of a tree commonly called तुलसी (tulasī).

Derivable forms: kaṭhiñjaraḥ (कठिञ्जरः).

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

Kaṭhiñjara (कठिञ्जर).—m.

(-raḥ) A plant worshipped by the Hindus, commonly Tulasi, (Ocymum sanctum, or sacred basil.) E. kaṭhina hard, and jṛ to destroy, affix ac, deriv. irr.

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

Kaṭhiñjara (कठिञ्जर):—[from kaṭh] m. Ocimum Sanctum (commonly called Tulasī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kaṭhiñjara (कठिञ्जर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A plant worshipped by Hindus, Tulasī, sacred basil (Ocymum sanctum).

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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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