Santhi, Shamthi: 3 definitions


Santhi 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: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Santhi (officiating as temple priests) refers to a type of “privilege” applied to certain divisions of the Nambutiris. Santhi refers to the right of performing priestly functions in temples. The Nambutiri people form the socio-spiritual aristocracy of Malabar, and, as the traditional landlords of Parasu Rama’s land, they are everywhere held in great reverence.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

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

2) Santhi is also identified with Trianthema govindia It has the synonym Trianthema govindia Buch.-Ham. & G. Don.

3) Santhi is also identified with Trianthema portulacastrum It has the synonym Portulacastrum monogynum (L.) Medik. (etc.).

4) Santhi is also identified with Zaleya govindia.

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

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (2006)
· Glimpses Cytogenet. India (1992)
· Species Plantarum. (1797)
· Mus. Senckenberg.
· Anales de Ciencias Naturales (1801)

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaṃthi (ಶಂಥಿ):—[noun] the grass Cymbopogon martinii ( = Andropogon martini) of Poaceae family.

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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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