Shamidhanya, aka: Śamīdhānya, Shami-dhanya; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śamīdhānya can be transliterated into English as Samidhanya or Shamidhanya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śamīdhānya (शमीधान्य) is a Sanskrit technical term, translating to “legumes”, it is composed of the words śamī (‘legume’) and dhānya (‘grain’). It is used throughout Āyurvedic liteature. The group of medicinal plants named Śamīdhānyavarga was defined by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27).

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Shamidhanya in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śamīdhānya (शमीधान्य).—any pulse or grain growing in pods, leguminous grain.

Derivable forms: śamīdhānyam (शमीधान्यम्).

Śamīdhānya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śamī and dhānya (धान्य).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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