Shikh, Śikh: 4 definitions


Shikh means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śikh can be transliterated into English as Sikh or Shikh, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Sikh in Arabic is the name of a plant defined with Epilobium hirsutum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Chamaenerion hirsutum Scop. (among others).

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

· Flora Orientalis (1872)
· Flora Carniolica (1771)
· Naturaliste Canad. (1979)
· Bot. Žurn.
· Opera Botanica a Societate Botanica Lundensi (1999)
· Prodromus Plantarum Capensium (1794)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Sikh, for example diet and recipes, chemical composition, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, health benefits, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śikh (शिख्).—[(i)] r. 1st cl. (śiṅkhati) To go, to move or approach.

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sikh in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) see [sikkha]..—sikh (सिख) is alternatively transliterated as Sikha.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sikh (ಸಿಖ್):—[noun] = ಸಿಕ್ [sik].

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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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