Tinta, Timta, Tīntā: 5 definitions


Tinta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, biology, Tamil. 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)

Tinta in India is the name of a plant defined with Arundo donax in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aira bengalensis (Retz.) J.F. Gmel. (among others).

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

· Amoenitates Academicae … (1759)
· Bulletin de l’Herbier Boissier (1899)
· A Natural System of Botany (1836)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique (1825)
· Flora Helvetica (1828)

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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

tinta : (adj.) wet; moist.

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

Tinta, (adj.) (=timita from temeti) wet, moist Miln. 286; DhA. II, 40 (°mukha). (Page 303)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Tiṃta (तिंत) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tīmita.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tīntā (தீந்தா) noun < French teinte. Ink; எழுதற் குரிய மசி. [ezhuthar kuriya masi.] Pond.

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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