Parapataka, Pārāpataka: 5 definitions


Parapataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

[«previous next»] — Parapataka in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Parapataka in India is the name of a plant defined with Glossocardia bosvallia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pectis meifolia Wall., nom. nud. (among others).

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

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)
· Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences, Publie par la Société Philomatique de Paris (1817)
· Systema Naturae
· Journal d’Agriculture Tropicale (1956)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1787)
· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1919)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pārāpataka (पारापतक):—[from pārāpata] m. a kind of rice, [Suśruta]

[Sanskrit to German]

Parapataka 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

[«previous next»] — Parapataka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Parapāṭaka (ಪರಪಾಟಕ):—

1) [noun] the plant Oldenlandia auricularia of Rubiaceae family.

2) [noun] the plant Mollugo cerviana of Aizoceae family.

3) [noun] another plant of the same family Mollugo nudicaulis.

4) [noun] the plant Glossocardia bosvallen of Asteraceae family.

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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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