Shamidhanya, aka: Śamīdhānya, Shami-dhanya; 4 Definition(s)


Shamidhanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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

Marathi-English dictionary

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śamīdhānya (शमीधान्य).—n S (A pod-grain; a siliquose grain.) A comprehensive name for Legumes or pulse. Contrad. from śūkadhānya.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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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