Sanai, Sanaī, Sanāi, Shanai: 6 definitions

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Sanai means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Sanāi in the Hindi language is another name for Śaṇapuṣpī, a medicinal plant identified with either Crotalaria juncea Linn. (“Indian hemp”) or Crotalaria verrucosa Linn. (“blue rattlepod”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.66-67 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 Sanāi, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eight are in Sanskrit.

2) Sanāi is also mentioned as a synonym for Śaṇa, a medicinal plant identified with Crotalaria juncea Linn. (“Indian hemp”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.75-76. Other than the Hindi word Sanāi, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eight 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)

Sanai in India is the name of a plant defined with Crotalaria juncea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Crotalaria sericea Willd., nom. illeg. (among others).

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

· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)
· A Numerical List of Dried Specimens (5363)
· Botanical Magazine (1933)
· Botany (1978)
· Thai Forest Bulletin
· JATBA (1959)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sanaī (सनई).—f ( or P) A clarion or hautboy.

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

sanaī (सनई).—f A clarion or hautboy.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Śanai (शनै):—(ind) gradually, slowly; -[śanai]: by degrees, little by little, gradually.

2) Sanaī (सनई):—(nf) sunhemp—a kind of hemp.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Śanai (शनै):—adv. 1. slowly; softly; 2. gradually; bit by bit; by degrees;

2) Sanaī (सनई):—n. a kind of clarinet; a wind instrument;

3) Sanaī (सनई):—n. Bot. sunn-hemp; Crotalaria juncea;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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