Shimbidhanya, Śimbīdhānya, Shimbi-dhanya: 4 definitions



Shimbidhanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śimbīdhānya can be transliterated into English as Simbidhanya or Shimbidhanya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Śimbīdhānya (शिम्बीधान्य) refers to “grains with pods” and represents one of the three types of grains (dhānya), according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—In śimbīdhānya-prakaraṇa the properties of grains with pods such as mudga (green gram), māṣa (black-gram), caṇaka (bengal gram), kalāya (field pea), tila (sesame), atasī (linseed), sarṣapa (mustard) and masūra (lentils) are explained.

In the Śimbīdhānya or “legumes” group of foodstuffs, the following substances are benificial (hita) to the body: Mudga (green gram), Masūra (lentil) and Āḍhaki (pigeon pea). The following substances are harmful (ahita) to the body: Māṣa (black gram).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Śimbidhānya (शिम्बिधान्य):—Pulses those which are covered with pod, are those derived from beans. They include black gram, green gram, horse gram, green pea, Dhal gram, pigeon pea, chick pea etc.

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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 dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śimbīdhānya (शिम्बीधान्य):—[=śimbī-dhānya] [from śimbī > śimba] n. leguminous grain, [Caraka; Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shimbidhanya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śiṃbidhānya (ಶಿಂಬಿಧಾನ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a dry fruit or seed vessel developed from a single carpel enclosing one or more seeds and usu. splitting along two sutures at maturity, as a legume; pod.

2) [noun] the plant Mucuna prurita ( = M. puriens) of Papilionaceae family; cat bean.

3) [noun] its bean.

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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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