Pavanda, Pāvaṇḍa, Pavāṇḍā: 3 definitions



Pavanda 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)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Pavāṇḍā in the Hindi language is another name for Cakramarda, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia tora Linn., synonym of Senna tora or “sickle senna” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.198-200 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Other than the Hindi word Pavāṇḍā, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which nineteen are in Sanskrit.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pāvaṇḍa (पावंड).—m A step, a pace v ṭāka, ghāla. 2 Used locally in other of the senses of pāvaṇḍā. pāvaṇḍākhālīṃ hākaṇēṃ-lāvaṇēṃ-dharaṇēṃ-cālaviṇēṃ To drive at a subdued or gentle pace. pāvaṇḍākhālīṃ cālaṇēṃ-jāṇēṃ To move or go at &c.

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pāvanda (पावंद).—f C The corn which, during the thrashing, gathers around the feet of the thrashers.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pāvaṇḍa (पावंड) [-ḍā, -डा].—m A step, a place. pāvaṇḍākhālī hāṅkaṇēṃ-lāvaṇēṃ-dharaṇēṃ-cālaviṇēṃ To drive at a subdued or gentle pace. pāvaṇḍākhālī cālaṇēṃ- jāṇēṃ To move or go at &c. A notch cut in a tree. A footstep. A leg of a table, stool &c. A step of a ladder.

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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.

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