Nirmali, Nirmaḷī, Nirmalī: 7 definitions


Nirmali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Nirmaḷī can be transliterated into English as Nirmali or Nirmalii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Nirmali [निर्मली] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Cuscuta reflexa Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. from the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family. For the possible medicinal usage of nirmali, 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.

Nirmali [নির্মলী] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Strychnos potatorum L.f. from the Loganiaceae (Logania) family having the following synonyms: Strychnos heterodoxa, Strychnos stuhlmannii.

Nirmali [નિર્મલી] in the Gujarati language, ibid. previous identification.

Nirmali [निर्मली] in the Hindi language, ibid. previous identification.

Nirmali [निर्मली] in the Nepali language, ibid. previous identification.

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

1) Nirmali in India is the name of a plant defined with Strychnos nux-vomica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Strychnos nux-vomica var. oligosperma Dop (among others).

2) Nirmali is also identified with Strychnos potatorum It has the synonym Strychnos heterodoxa Gilg (etc.).

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

· Mémoires de la Société Botanique de France (1910)
· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· E-Journal of Chemistry (2007)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1899)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1984)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirmaḷī (निर्मळी).—f The name of a shrub.

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nirmaḷī (निर्मळी).—a Relating to the village nirmaḷa (in the Carnatic). Used of tāmbyā, gaḍavā, apakharā, paḷī, upakarṇī, pañcapātrī, and articles of clothing &c. manufactured there.

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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

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

Nirmālī (निर्माली):—[=nir-mālī] [from nir > niḥ] f. = lyā (next).

[Sanskrit to German]

Nirmali 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirmaḷi (ನಿರ್ಮಳಿ):—

1) [noun] the evergreen tree Strychnos potatorum of Loganiaceae family; clearing nut tree.

2) [noun] its nut used for clearing water; clearing nut.

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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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