Simhi, Siṃhī: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Simhi in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Solanum anguivi Lam. from the Solanaceae (Potato) family having the following synonyms: Solanum lividum, Solanum indicum var. lividum. For the possible medicinal usage of simhi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Siṃhī (सिंही) is another name for Vāsā, a medicinal plant identified with Adhatoda vasica Nees, synonym of Justicia adhatoda (“malabar nut”), from the Acanthaceae or acanthus family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.47-49 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Siṃhī and Vāsā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Siṃhī (सिंही) is another name for “Bṛhatī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning siṃhī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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

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

siṃhī (सिंही).—f A lioness.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siṃhī (सिंही).—

1) A lioness.

2) Name of various plants (Mar. aḍūḷasā, ḍoralī, rānamūga, bakuḷa &c.)

3) A vein.

4) Name of the mother of Rāhu.

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

1) Siṃhī (सिंही):—[from siṃha] a f. See below.

2) [from siṃha] 1. siṃhī f. a lioness, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the Uttara-vedi ([nominative case] siṃhīh), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] of various plants (Solanum Jacquini; Sol°; Gendarussa Vulgaris; Hemionitis Cordifolia; Phaseolus Trilobus), [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] a vein, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of the mother of Rāhu (= siṃhikā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [from siṃha] 2. siṃhī in comp. for siṃha.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Siṃhi (ಸಿಂಹಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಸಿಂಹಿಣಿ [simhini].

2) [noun] = ಸಿಂಹಾಸ್ಯ [simhasya].

3) [noun] = ಸಿಂಹಿಕೆ [simhike].

4) [noun] the plant Solanum indicum of Solanaceae family.

5) [noun] its fruit.

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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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