Tetu, Tēṭu, Tētu, Ḍheḍu: 4 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Tetu [टेटु] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz from the Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda) family having the following synonyms: Bignonia indica, Calosanthes indica. For the possible medicinal usage of tetu, 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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Tetu in India is the name of a plant defined with Oroxylum indicum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bignonia indica L. (among others).

2) Tetu is also identified with Radermachera xylocarpa It has the synonym Bignonia xylocarpa Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Ind. Trees (1906)
· Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1826)
· Forest Flora of British Burma (1877)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2003)
· Wayside Trees of Malaya (1952)
· Synopseos Plantarum (Persoon) (1806)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Tetu, for example side effects, extract dosage, health benefits, 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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tēṭu (ತೇಟು):—[adjective] = ತೇಟ್ [tet].

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tēṭu (தேடு) [tēṭutal] 5 verb [Malayalam: tēṭuka.] transitive

1. To seek, search for, enquire after; துருவிநாடு தல். தேடினே னாடிக்கண்டேன் [thuruvinadu thal. thedine nadikkanden] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 1189, 3).

2. To acquire, earn, procure; சம்பாதித்தல். பாடு பட்டுத் தேடி [sambathithal. padu pattuth thedi] (நல்வழி [nalvazhi], 22).

3. To take care of, cherish, foster, provide for; பராமரித்தல். அவனை ஒருவருந் தேடுவாரில்லை. [paramarithal. avanai oruvarun theduvarillai.] — intransitive To seek, try, as to do a thing; எத்தனித்தல். கோயிலுக்கு எழுந் தருளத்தேட [ethanithal. koyilukku ezhun tharulatheda] (குருபரம்பராப்ராபவம் [kuruparambaraprapavam] 511).

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Tēṭu (தேடு) noun A fish; மீன்வகை. தேட்டுத் துண்டம். [minvagai. thettuth thundam.] Nāñ.

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Tētu (தேது) noun < tējas. [Telugu: tēju.] See தேசு. தேதெரி யங்கையி லேந்தி [thesu. thetheri yangaiyi lenthi] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 892, 4).

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