Rocani, Rocanī: 7 definitions

Introduction:

Rocani means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Rochani.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Wife of Kakusandha Buddha in his last lay life (BuA.210; DA.ii.422). Elsewhere (Bu.xxiii.17) she is called Virocamana.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Rocanī (रोचनी) refers to the “yellow goddess” and represents one of the “four Goddesses” (caturdevī) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 4). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., caturdevī and Rocanī). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Rocani in India is the name of a plant defined with Mentha spicata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mentha spicata L. var. spicata (among others).

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

· Plantae Asiaticae Rariores (1830)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Botanici Berolinensis (1809)
· Revue de Cytologie et de Biologie Végétales, le Botaniste (1981)
· Taxon (1980)
· Thaiszia (1997)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rocanī (रोचनी).—Red arsenic.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Rocanī (रोचनी).—name of a Buddhist goddess (= Buddhalocanā, Locanā): Dharmasaṃgraha 4.

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

1) Rocanī (रोचनी):—[from roc] f. a [particular] yellow pigment (= 1. rocanā), [Pañcatantra] ([varia lectio])

2) [v.s. ...] red arsenic, realgar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants (Convolvulus Turpethum; the myrobalan tree; Croton Polyandrum; = kāmpilla), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] (with Buddhists) Name of one of the four Devīs, [Dharmasaṃgraha]

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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 (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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rōcani (ರೋಚನಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Croton polyandrum of Euphorbiaceae family.

2) [noun] a medical substance prepared from this plant.

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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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