Somavallari, Somavallarī, Soma-vallari: 9 definitions


Somavallari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Somavallari in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Somavallarī (सोमवल्लरी) is another name for Matsyākṣī an unidentified medicinal plant, possibly identified with either (1) the Kannada synonym Hongonda—Alternanthera sessilis or (2) Enhydra fluctuans Lour., according to verse 5.127 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Somavallarī and Matsyākṣī, there are a total of five Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Somavallari in India is the name of a plant defined with Sarcostemma acidum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Asclepias acida Roxburgh (among others).

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae (1810)
· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)
· Hortus Suburbanus Calcuttensis (1845)
· Contributions to the Botany of India (1834)
· Journal of Natural Products (2005)

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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

[«previous next»] — Somavallari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Somavallarī (सोमवल्लरी).—

1) the Soma plant.

2) Name of the river Godāvarī.

Somavallarī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and vallarī (वल्लरी). See also (synonyms): somalatā.

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

Somavallari (सोमवल्लरि).—f. (-riḥ-rī) The moon-plant, (Sarcostema viminalis.) E. soma the moon, and vallari a creeper; also somalatā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somavallari (सोमवल्लरि).—f. the Soma plant, Sarcostema viminalis.

Somavallari is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms soma and vallari (वल्लरि).

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

1) Somavallari (सोमवल्लरि):—[=soma-vallari] [from soma] f. the Soma plant (See 1. soma), [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of vegetable (= brahmī), [ib.]

3) Somavallarī (सोमवल्लरी):—[=soma-vallarī] [from soma] f. = [preceding] [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] Ruta Graveolens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Somavallari (सोमवल्लरि):—[soma-vallari] (riḥ) 2. f. The moon-plant.

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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»] — Somavallari in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sōmavallari (ಸೋಮವಲ್ಲರಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಸೋಮ - [soma -] 3 & 5.

2) [noun] the herb Altenarnthera echinata of Amaranthaceae family; (?).

3) [noun] the strong-scented shrub Ruta graveolens ( = R. angustifolia) of Rutaceae family, with yellow flowers and bitter-tasting leaves; garden rue.

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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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