Post: 4 definitions


Post means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Post in the Hindi language is another name for Khaskhasa, a medicinal plant identified with Papaver somniferum Linn. (or ‘opium poppy’) from the Papaveraceae or “poppy” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.163 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 Post, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which four 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Post in India is the name of a plant defined with Papaver dubium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Fumaria agraria Lag. subsp. micranthifolia (Pugsley) Maire (among others).

2) Post is also identified with Papaver somniferum It has the synonym Papaver somniferum L. var. album DC. (etc.).

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

· Cytologia (1988)
· Das Pflanzenreich (Engler) (1909)
· Systema Naturae (1821)
· Species Plantarum
· Mus. Senckenberg. (1834)
· Pugill. Pl. Nov. (1852)

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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Post in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) post; —[aphisa] a post-office; —[karda] a post-card; —[bamksa] post-box; ~[mastara] a postmaster; ~[maina] a postman..—post (पोस्ट) is alternatively transliterated as Posṭa.

2) Post in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a poppy plant, poppy seed..—post (पोस्त) is alternatively transliterated as Posta.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pōsṭ (ಪೋಸ್ಟ್):—[noun] = ಪೋಸ್ಟು [postu].

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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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