Tharu: 7 definitions


Tharu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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)

1) Tharu in India is the name of a plant defined with Borassus flabellifer in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pholidocarpus tunicatus (Lour.) H. Wendl. (among others).

2) Tharu is also identified with Clausena pentaphylla It has the synonym Clausena pentaphylla DC..

3) Tharu is also identified with Prunella vulgaris It has the synonym Brunella vulgaris L. (etc.).

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

· Tekhno-Bot. Slovar. (1820)
· Botanica Acta (1997)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Species Plantarum
· Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1985)
· Linzer Biologische Beiträge (1997)

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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tharu : (m.) the hilt or handle of a weapon.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tharu, (Sk. tsaru) the hilt or handle of a sword or other weapons, a sword A. III, 152; J. III, 221 (=sword); Miln. 178; DhA. II, 249 (°mūla); IV, 66 (asi°).—tharusmiṃ sikkhati to learn the use of a sword Vin. II, 10; Miln. 66.

—ggaha one who carries a sword-(handle) Miln. 331 (dhanuggaha+; not in corresponding list of occupations at D. I, 51);—sippā training in swordsmanship Ud. 31. (Page 308)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tharū (थरू).—m or tharūṃ n C (tsaru S) A handle, haft, hilt, helve.

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

tharū (थरू).—m-rūṃ n A handle.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tharu (थरु).—(= Pali id.; § 2.9), hilt of a sword; sword: (dha-nusmiṃ vā) tharusmiṃ vā Mahāvastu ii.74.3; in Mahāvastu iii.366.2 (verse) read tharu-khaḍga-pāṇi, for text tara°, with Pali Jātaka (Pali) v. 136.24 tharu-khagga-baddhā.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Tharu (थरु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tsaru.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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