Parvani, aka: Parvaṇī; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Parvani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Parvaṇī (पर्वणी) is a Sanskrit word referring to various plant species from the Polygonum (knotweed) genus, in the Polygonaceae family. Certain plant parts of Parvaṇī are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

parvaṇī (पर्वणी).—f From parva, which see in the two first senses.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parvaṇī (पर्वणी).—f From parva festival.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parvaṇī (पर्वणी).—[parv-karaṇe lyuṭ striyāṃ ṅīp]

1) The full-moon day or the day of new moon.

2) A festival.

3) A particular disease of the juncture or संधि (saṃdhi) of the eye (in medicine); also पर्वणिका (parvaṇikā).

4) Filling.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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