Munji, Muñjī, Mumji: 6 definitions

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Munji 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Munji in India is the name of a plant defined with Eulaliopsis binata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Spodiopogon binatus (Retz.) Roberty (among others).

2) Munji is also identified with Saccharum arundinaceum It has the synonym Erianthus arundinaceus Jeswiet ex K. Heyne (etc.).

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

· Proc. 14th Congr. Int. Soc. Sugar Cane Technologists (1972)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1932)
· Bulletin du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (1915)
· Himalayan Districts of the Northwestern Provinces of India (1882)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1985)
· Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum (1854)

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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

muñjī (मुंजी).—f (muñja S) muñjībandhana n (Properly mauñjībandhana) Investiture of a young Brahman with the sacrificial thread.

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

muñjī (मुंजी).—f muñjībandhana n Investiture of a young brāhmaṇa with the sacrificial thread.

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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

[Sanskrit to German]

Munji 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

Muṃji (मुंजि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mauñjin.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Muṃji (ಮುಂಜಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಮುಂಜ [mumja]2 - 1.

2) [noun] a gridle made of this for a brāhmaṇa boy.

3) [noun] a religious function, held just before sending a male brāhmaṇa student to the residence of his teacher for learning, in which he is initiated with the hymn of light (the Gāyatri hymn) by his father and invested with the sacred thread; (now that religious function only).

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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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