Saripha, Sariphā, Sharipha, Śaripha: 4 definitions


Saripha means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sharifa.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Saripha in India is the name of a plant defined with Annona squamosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Xylopia frutescens Sieb. ex Presl, nom. illeg. (among others).

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

· Fl. Haban. (1897)
· Systema Naturae
· Ann. Nutr. Metab. (2005)
· Monographie de la famille des Anonacées (1817)
· Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series (1938)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Saripha, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, health benefits, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sariphā (सरिफा).—m ( A) Profit, gain, advantage, emolument.

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sāriphā (सारिफा).—& sāriphēvāra Better sāriphā or saraphā & sāriphēvāra.

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

sariphā (सरिफा).—m Profit, gain.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Śarīpha (शरीफ):—(a) gentlemanly; noble, virtuous, —[khānadāna] a noble family; ~[jādā] son of a gentlman, belonging to a noble family, of noble descent; hence ~[jādī] (fem, form).

2) Śarīphā (शरीफा) [Also spelled sharifa]:—(nm) the custard apple.

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