Kena, Kēṇā, Keṇā: 10 definitions


Kena means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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)

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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kena [केना] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Commelina benghalensis L. from the Commelinaceae (Dayflower) family having the following synonyms: Commelina canescens, Commelina cucullata, Commelina hirsuta. For the possible medicinal usage of kena, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kena in India is the name of a plant defined with Commelina benghalensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Commelina benghalensis Forssk., nom. illeg. (among others).

2) Kena in Papua New Guinea is also identified with Nicotiana tabacum It has the synonym Nicotiana tabaca St.-Lag. (etc.).

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

· Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. (1912)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1993)
· Flora AegyptiacoArabica (1775)
· Taxon (1981)
· Chromosoma (1980)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1993)

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

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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kēṇa (ಕೇಣ):—

1) [noun] feeling of resentful or discontented longing aroused by another person’s better fortune, situation, etc; envy; jealousy.

2) [noun] extreme or passionate displeasure; anger; wrath.

3) [noun] the quality of being culpably or inordinately desirous of gaining wealth or possessions; greediness; covetousness.

4) [noun] the action of thinking; attentive consideration, reflection, meditation; cogitation.

5) [noun] shyness; undue modesty.

6) [noun] lack of braveness; fear.

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Kēṇa (ಕೇಣ):—[noun] the quality, state or fact of being deficient; (the amount of) a shortfall; something lacking, a defect; deficiency.

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Kēṇa (ಕೇಣ):—[noun] (in weaving) the thread running lengthwise in the loom and crossed by the weft or woof; a warp.

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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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