Parni, Parṇī, Parṇi: 4 definitions

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Parni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Parni in India is the name of a plant defined with Centella asiatica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hydrocotyle nummularioides A. Rich. (among others).

2) Parni is also identified with Desmodium gangeticum It has the synonym Pleurolobus gangeticus J.St.-Hil. (etc.).

3) Parni is also identified with Pistia stratiotes It has the synonym Limnonesis friedrichsthaliana Klotzsch (etc.).

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

· Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica (1991)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1805)
· Linnaea (1844)
· Taxon (1983)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1878)
· Botanische Zeitung. Berlin (1852)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Parni, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Parṇī (पर्णी):—[from parṇa > parṇ] f. a collect. Name of 4 plants ending with parṇī, [Caraka]

2) [v.s. ...] Pistia Stratiotes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the leaf of Asa Foetida (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Parṇi (பர்ணி) noun < idem. A tree. See முருக்கு. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [murukku. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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Parṇi (பர்ணி) noun < maṇḍūka-parṇī. A creeper. See வல்லாரை. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [vallarai. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Parṇī (पर्णी):—n. a tree;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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