Pamcu, Paṃcu, Pancu, Pañcu: 4 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Pancu in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Ceiba pentandra Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family. For the possible medicinal usage of pancu, 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.

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

Pancu in India is the name of a plant defined with Ceiba pentandra in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eriodendron caribaeum G. Don (among others).

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

· Taxon (1979)
· The Religion. (1971)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (1988)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1831)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1935)

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṃcu (ಪಂಚು):—

1) [verb] to divide (a whole) into parts, groups, etc.

2) [verb] (math.) to divide a quantity by another quantity.

3) [verb] to distribute among.

4) [verb] ಪಂಚಂಪಾಡು ಮಾಡು [pamcampadu madu] pancam pāḍu māḍu to divide and distribute; ಪಂಚುಪಱಿ [pamcupari] pancu paṛi that which is divided into small pieces; ಪಂಚುಪಱಿ ಮಾಡು [pamcupari madu] pancu paṛi māḍu to divide, cut into small pieces; ಪಂಚಂಪಾಡಾಗು [pamcampadagu] pancam pāḍāgu to be broken into (small) pieces.

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Paṃcu (ಪಂಚು):—

1) [noun] a thin, burnt piece, made of clay used for roofing; a tile.

2) [noun] a piece of broken pottery; a potsherd.

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Paṃcu (ಪಂಚು):—[noun] a device or machine for making holes (as on a sheet of paper); a punch; a punching machine.

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Paṇcu (ಪಣ್ಚು):—[verb] to change so as to fit, conform, make suitable, etc.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Pañcu (பஞ்சு) noun cf. pañji.

1. Cotton; பருத்தி. பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ொக்குமடிகள் [paruthi. panchokkumadigal] (கம்பராமாயணம் மாரீச. [kambaramayanam marisa.] 70).

2. Cloth; சீலை. பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ா ரகலல்குற் பாவையார் [silai. panchathandirap padar ragalalkur pavaiyar] (சூளாமணி மந்திர. [sulamani manthira.] 54).

3. See பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ி [panchi],

5. பஞ்சணி விரலினார் [panchani viralinar] (கம்பராமாயணம் உலாவியல். [kambaramayanam ulaviyal.] 10).

4. Wick; விளக்குத்திரி. பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ின்றி யமுதநெய் மாட்டிய விளக்கே [vilakkuthiri. panchinri yamuthaney mattiya vilakke] (கம்பராமாயணம் சித்திர. [kambaramayanam sithira.] 15).

5. Indian cotton-plant; பருத்திச்செடி. [paruthichedi.]

6. Down of pūḷai; பூளைப்பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ு. [pulaippanchu.]

7. A technical term, used in dice-play; கவறாட்டத்து வழங்கும் குழூஉக்குறி. பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ென வுரைசெய்வர் [kavarattathu vazhangum kuzhuukkuri. panchena vuraiseyvar] (கந்தபு. கயமுகனுற். [kanthapu. kayamuganur.] 167).

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Pañcu (பஞ்சு) [pañcutal] 5 intransitive verb probably from பஞ்சம். [pancham.] To exhibit one’s poverty; பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ைத்தனத்தைக் காட்டுதல். பஞ்சதந்திரப் பாடற்ிப்பாழ்த்த நம்மிடிசொலி [panchaithanathaig kattuthal. panchippazhtha nammidisoli] (உத்தரரா. அசுவமே. [utharara. asuvame.] 124).

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