Makhana, Mākhaṇa, Makhanā: 6 definitions


Makhana means something in Marathi, 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Makhana [मखाना] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Euryale ferox Salisb. from the Nymphaeaceae (Waterlily) family having the following synonyms: Anneslea spinosa, Euryale indica. For the possible medicinal usage of makhana, 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.

Makhana [मखाना] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Makhana [मखाना] in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.

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

Makhana in India is the name of a plant defined with Euryale ferox in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Euryale ferox Salisb..

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

· Ann. Bot.. (1805)

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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

mākhaṇa (माखण).—n mākhaṭaṇa n R & P (maṅkṣaṇa S) Butter, oil, unguents, an unctuous substance in general. 2 Besmearing, anointing.

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mākhaṇa (माखण).—n A pitcher-frame (for carriage on a beast). See mākaṇa.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mākhaṇa (माखण).—n An unctuous substance. Be smearing.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Makhānā (मखाना):—(nm) a kind of dry fruit (prepared by parching lotus seeds).

2) Mākhana (माखन):—(nm) butter; ~[cora] an epithet of Lord Krishna.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Makhana (मखन):—n. 1. → मक्खन [makkhana ] ; 2. → मक्खता [makkhatā]

2) Makhanā (मखना):—n. Bot. gorgan nut; euryle ferox;

3) Makhānā (मखाना):—n. Bot. fox nut;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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