Sonta, Sōṇṭā, Soṇṭā, Somta: 4 definitions


Sonta means something in Marathi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Sonta in India is the name of a plant defined with Cleome viscosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Polanisia orthocarpa Webb (among others).

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

· Indian Journal of Medical Research (1978)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Ethnobotany (2000)
· Leaflets of Philippine Botany (2574)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1865)
· Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis (1834)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

sōṇṭā (सोंटा).—m A club; see sōṭa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sonta in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a cudgel; wandstick; ~[baradara] a cudgel-beaare, staff-bearer; —[jamana/lagana] to beat with a cudgel..—sonta (सोंटा) is alternatively transliterated as Soṃṭā.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Soṃṭa (ಸೊಂಟ):—

1) [noun] the part of the body between the ribs and the hips; the waist.

2) [noun] the part of a garment that covers the waist.

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Soṃta (ಸೊಂತ):—

1) [adjective] '(correctly, ಸ್ವಂತ [svamta]) 1. belonging to some particular person: private; personal.'2) [adjective] done in person or by oneself without the use of another person or outside agency; personal.

3) [adjective] having to do with the character, personality, intimate affairs, conduct, etc. of a certain person; personal.

4) [adjective] pertaining to a particular person, a small group of persons or a society organisation; private.

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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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