Triparni, Triparṇī, Tri-parni: 3 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Triparṇī (त्रिपर्णी) is a Sanskrit word [probably] referring to Adiantum lunulatum (maidenhair fern), in the Pteridaceae family. Certain plant parts of Triparṇī are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Triparṇī (त्रिपर्णी) is another name for Mūrvā, a medicinal plant identified with Marsdenia tenacissima from the Asclepiadoideae or “milkweed family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.19-21 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Triparṇī and Mūrvā, there are a total of twenty-eight 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Triparṇī (त्रिपर्णी):—[=tri-parṇī] [from tri-parṇa > tri] f. Desmodium gangeticum, [Bhāvaprakāśa vii, 2, 16]

2) [v.s. ...] the wild cotton tree, [v, 3, 31]

3) [v.s. ...] = ṇā, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

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

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a bulb, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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