Sanchi: 4 definitions


Sanchi means something in the history of ancient India, 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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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Sanchi is an archaeologically important site situated in Bhopal, known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Sanchi there is a Sanskrit inscription on a rock on a hill which contains a verse in Anuṣṭubh describing the powers of Mitrānanda and his preceptor. Below the inscription is the representation of a seated ascetic above a seat which is being dragged from two sides by two elephants with riders on back. 

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Sanchi in the Garo language is the name of a plant identified with Ormosia robusta Baker from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Arillaria robusta, Placolobium robustum. For the possible medicinal usage of sanchi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

Sanchi in India is the name of a plant defined with Alternanthera sessilis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Illecebrum sibiricum de Vest ex Schult. (among others).

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

· Flora AegyptiacoArabica (1775)
· Systema Vegetabilium (1819)
· Nomenclator Botanicus (1840)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Flora of Ecuador (1987)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)

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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

Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sanchi is another spelling for साँची [sāṃcī].—[=साँची] adj. fem. of साँचो [sāṃco]

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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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