Marva, Marvā: 2 definitions


Marva means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Marvā.—d8ī, spelt Marwari in English; name of the Rājasthānī dilaect prevalent in Marwar. Note: marvā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Marva in India is the name of a plant defined with Ocimum basilicum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plectranthus barrelieri Spreng. (among others).

2) Marva is also identified with Origanum majorana It has the synonym see Serapiom, El libro agregà de Serapiom. A cura di G. Ineichen. [“maçorana”] Venezia-Roma 1962– 1966, E. Weekley, An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English. 2: 896. 1967, Manlio Cortelazzo & Paolo Zolli, Dizionario etimologico della lingua italiana. 3: 699. 1983, H. Genaust, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen. 362. 1996. (etc.).

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

· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1917)
· Acta Facultatis Rerum Naturalium Universitatis Comenianae, Botanica (1992)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1986)
· Labiatarum Genera et Species (1832)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)

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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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