Mahad: 3 definitions

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Mahad means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Mahad in India 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 Cocos nana Griff. (among others).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)
· Agric. Colon. (1916)
· Illustrations of the Botany … of the Himalayan Mountains (1840)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Species Plantarum
· Botanica Acta (1997)

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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahad (महद्):—[from mah] in [compound] for mahat.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mahad (महद्):—-an allomorph of [mahat] as it appears in a modified form in certain compounds; ~[āśaya (mahadāśaya)] noble, noble-minded; ~[guṇa] having the characteristics of a great man.

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