Madhi, Maḍhī, Māḍhi: 10 definitions


Madhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Māḍhi (माढि) refers to a “young leaf before it opens”, as mentioned in a list of four synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Māḍhi] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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)

Madhi in Kenya is the name of a plant defined with Cocos nucifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Calappa nucifera (L.) Kuntze (among others).

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

· International Journal of Dermatology (2007)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. (2005)
· The Gardeners Dictionary
· Species Plantarum
· Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. (2007)

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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

maḍhī (मढी).—f (maṭhī) A small devotee's dwelling-place. 2 A basin or receptacle built (at the foot of a hill &c) to receive the waters of a spring.

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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

Māḍhi (माढि).—f.

1) The young leaf before it opens.

2) Honouring.

3) Sadness, dejection.

4) Poverty.

5) Anger, passion.

6) The border or hem of a garment.

7) A double tooth (also māḍhī).

Derivable forms: māḍhiḥ (माढिः).

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

Māḍhi (माढि).—m.

(-ḍhiḥ) 1. The germ of leaves, the young leaf before it opens. 2. Distress, affiction. 3. Evidence or declaration of distress. 4. A back or double tooth. 5. The hem or border of a garment. 6. Poverty, indigence. 7. Anger, passion. E. mah to worship, aff. ktin; the final becomes ḍha, and the preceding vowel is made long.

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

1) Māḍhi (माढि):—f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the fibre or the germ of a leaf

2) honouring, reverencing ([from] √mah)

3) dejection, sadness

4) a back or double tooth (also maḍhī)

5) poverty, indigence

6) anger, passion

7) the hem or border of a garment

8) Name of a district.

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

Māḍhi (माढि):—[mā+ḍhi] (ḍhiḥ) 2. f. The germ of leaves; distress; double tooth; a hem; poverty; passion.

[Sanskrit to German]

Madhi 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Maḍhī (मढी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Maṭhikā.

2) Māḍhī (माढी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Māṭhī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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