Nilagirikarnika, Nīlāgirikarṇikā, Nila-girikarnika: 4 definitions

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Nilagirikarnika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Nilagirikarnika in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Nīlāgirikarṇikā (नीलागिरिकर्णिका) is another name for Nīlapuṣpī, a medicinal plant similar to Aśvakṣurā which is identified with Clitoria ternatea (Asian pigeonwings, butterfly pea or bluebellvine) from the Fabaceae or “legume family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.90-91 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Nīlāgirikarṇikā and Nīlapuṣpī, there are a total of six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nilagirikarnika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nīlagirikarṇikā (नीलगिरिकर्णिका):—[=nīla-giri-karṇikā] [from nīla-giri > nīla > nīl] f. a blue variety of Clitoria Ternatea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nīlagirikarṇikā (नीलगिरिकर्णिका):—f. die blau blühende Varietät von Clitoria ternatea [Rājan 3,78.]

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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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