Plantain: 2 definitions


Plantain means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Plantain refers to a type of material used for building houses and temples, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism. Accordingly, “[...] to the east, south and north of the Lord’s birth-house, they [i.e., the Dikkumārīs] created three houses of plantain like houses of Śrī. In each one of them, they created an extensive four-room apartment adorned with a lion-throne, resembling their own palaces”.

Plantain is still used for temporary constructions in the temples and festivals.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Plantain in English is the name of a plant defined with Plantago lanceolata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plantago lanceolata L. var. lanuginosa Bastard (among others).

2) Plantain is also identified with Plantago major It has the synonym Plantago major var. phyllostachya Wallr. (etc.).

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

· Taxon (1980)
· Biologicheskie Nauki (1982)
· Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien (1992)
· Thaiszia (1997)
· Taxon (1981)
· Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy. Part B, Biological Sciences (1995)

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