Konga, Koṅgā, Koṅga, Komga: 4 definitions


Konga 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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Koṅgā is another name for Mūrvā, a medicinal plant identified Marsdenia tenacissima from the Asclepiadoideae or “milkweed family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.19-21 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Other than the foreign word Koṅgā (as common in Bihar), there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which thirty are in Sanskrit.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Konga in India is the name of a plant defined with Agave cantala in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Agave candelabrum Tod. (among others).

2) Konga in Ivory Coast is also identified with Parkia biglobosa It has the synonym Mimosa taxifolia Pers. (etc.).

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

· Inga. (1754)
· Phytotherapy Research (2000)
· Flora of Tropical Africa (1871)
· African Journal of Biomedical Research (2002)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Toxicon (2003)

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

kōṅga (कोंग).—n Sham or pretence (as of poverty, madness, severe hurt or pain). v ghē. Also affectation of aches and ailments. v kara, lāva, ghē. 2 A humpback or a hump on the back.

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kōṅgā (कोंगा).—m A tribe, or an individual of it, of common people in the Carnatic. 2 fig. A stupid fellow.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Koṃga (ಕೊಂಗ):—

1) [noun] the western region of Tamil Nadu in South India; the present Coimbatore region.

2) [noun] a man belonging to this region.

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Koṃga (ಕೊಂಗ):—[noun] any of various mainly long-tailed agile tree-dwelling primates of the families Cebidae, Callithricidae, and Cercopithecidae; a monkey.

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Koṃga (ಕೊಂಗ):—[noun] a variety of horse.

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Koṃga (ಕೊಂಗ):—[noun] an apparatus made of bamboo splits for winnowing grain; a winnow.

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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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