Purani, Puraṇī, Puraṇi, Puṟaṇi, Purānī: 5 definitions


Purani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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) Purani in India is the name of a plant defined with Bombax ceiba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gossampinus malabarica (DC.) Merr. (among others).

2) Purani is also identified with Ceiba pentandra It has the synonym Xylon pentandrum (Linn.) O. Ktze) (Gossampinus Schott & Endl., a variant of gossympinus, a Latin name used by Plinius for the cotton tree, Gossypium arboreum L. (etc.).

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

· Hortus Malabaricus
· The Religion. (1971)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1935)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Meletemata Botanica (1832)
· Taxon (1961)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Purani, for example diet and recipes, extract dosage, side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

Biology book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of purani in the context of Biology from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

puraṇī (पुरणी).—f (Verbal of puraṇēṃ q. v.) Driving into or fixing in the ground (stakes, plants). 2 See puraṇa, esp. in the two last senses. 3 A turban of daśā, i. e. of unclosed ends (so that a border may be added).

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

puraṇī (पुरणी).—f A kind of turban.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of purani in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Pūraṇī (पूरणी):—[from pūraṇa > pūra] f. an ordinal number in the feminine gender, [Pāṇini v, 4, 116 etc.]

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

3) [v.s. ...] ([dual number]) the cross threads in weaving cloth, warp, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) [v.s. ...] of one of the two wives of the popular deity Ayenār, [Religious Thought and Life in India 219]

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of purani in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Purāṇi (ಪುರಾಣಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಪುರಾಣಿಕ - [puranika -] 2.

2) [noun] she who is existing without a beginning; a primardial goddess (as any of Pārvati, Lakṣmi, Sarasvati).

3) [noun] the tree Buchanania lanzan ( = B. latifolia) of Anacardiaceae family; forest mango tree.

--- OR ---

Pūraṇi (ಪೂರಣಿ):—[noun] = ಪೂರಣ - [purana -] 9 & 10.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of purani in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: