Kena, Kēṇā, Keṇā: 7 definitions



Kena means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

Kenā in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal herb “Commelina diffusa Burm.f.”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Roots”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kēṇā (केणा).—m A certain esculent grass.

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kēnā (केना).—m (Or kēṇā) An esculent grass.

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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

Kena (केन).—ind. By what ? whence, how, why; वत्सोपमन्यो केन वृत्तिं कल्पयसि (vatsopamanyo kena vṛttiṃ kalpayasi) Mb.1.3.36.

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

Kena (केन).—([instrumental] to 1 ka) by whom? etc.; [adverb] why? whence? how?

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

1) Kena (केन):—ind. [instrumental case] ([from] 2. ka), by what? [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv; Mahābhārata i, [chapter] 3]

2) whence? [Mahābhārata xiii, 2167; Rāmāyaṇa vi, 12, 4]

3) how? why? [Pañcatantra; Bhartṛhari]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kena 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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