Panan, Pāṇaṉ, Pāṇan, Pāṇāṉ: 3 definitions


Panan means something in the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. 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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India history and geography

Source: Minor Chiefs and "Hero" in Ancient Tamilakam

Pāṇaṉ is a name related to the historical geography and rulers of ancient Tamil Nadu, occuring in Sangam literature such as the Akanāṉūṟu and the Puṟanāṉūṟu.—Notes: Aḥtai, Aluṅkal-mūtūr, Kōcar, Pāṇaṉ-nalnāṭu24, 226 notes Paratavarkōmāṉ (king of fishermen), Kāviri, Uṟantai, 325 notes Atiyaṉ, 386 notes Āriyapporuṇaṉ “hero” [TL IV, 2935], cf. Poruṇarāṟṟuppaṭai), denotes “bards”, cf. Ciṟupāṅāṟṟuppaṭai and Perumpāṇāṟṟuppaṭai.

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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) Panan in India is the name of a plant defined with Acer pictum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Kalopanax pictus (Thunb.) Nakai (among others).

2) Panan is also identified with Desmodium oojeinense It has the synonym Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb.) Hochr. (etc.).

3) Panan in Kenya is also identified with Albizia amara It has the synonym Mimosa pulchella Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Flora Sylvatica Koreana (1927)
· Species Plantarum
· Annales Museum Botanicum Lugduno-Batavi (1863)
· Ginkgoana (1973)
· Systema Vegetabilium. (1784)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1799)

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

Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Pāṇaṉ (பாணன்) noun < பாண். [pan.] [Malayalam: pāna.]

1. An ancient class of Tamil bards and minstrels; பாடல்வல்ல ஒருசாதி. கூத்தரும் பாண ரும் [padalvalla orusathi. kutharum pana rum] (தொல். பொ. [thol. po.] 91).

2. See பாணான். [panan.] (W.)

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Pāṇaṉ (பாணன்) noun < பாழ். [pazh.]

1. Worthless man; வீணன். இங்கோர் பார்ப்பெனப் பாண னேன் படிற்றாக்கையை விட்டு [vinan. ingor parppenap pana nen padirrakkaiyai vittu] (திருவாசகம் [thiruvasagam] 5, 44).

2. Common physic nut. See காட்டாமணக்கு. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [kattamanakku. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Pāṇaṉ (பாணன்) noun < Bāṇa. An Asura devotee of Śiva; சிவபத்தனான ஓரசுரன். [sivapathanana orasuran.]

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Pāṇāṉ (பாணான்) noun < பாணன்¹. [panan¹.] Man of the tailor caste; தையற்காரச் சாதியான். [thaiyarkaras sathiyan.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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