Tumbe, Tuṃbe: 3 definitions


Tumbe means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Tumbe in the Tamil language possibly refers to Droṇapuṣpī, a medicinal plant identified with either Leucas cephalotes Spreng., Leucas aspera Sprekg. or Leucas linifolia Spreng., all from the Lamiaceae or “mint” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.137-138 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Other than the Tamil word Tumbe, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eight are in Sanskrit.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Tumbe in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia leucophloea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Delaportea ferox Gagnep. (among others).

2) Tumbe is also identified with Leucas aspera It has the synonym Phlomis dimidiata Roth (etc.).

3) Tumbe is also identified with Leucas lanata It has the synonym Leucas lanata Baker, nom. illeg..

4) Tumbe is also identified with Leucas zeylanica It has the synonym Phlomis gracilis Salisb. (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum.
· Flora of the British Ind. (1885)
· Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (2005)
· Hortus Kewensis (1811)
· Hortus Maurit. (1837)
· Numer. List (2522)

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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

Tuṃbe (ತುಂಬೆ):—[noun] = ತುಂಬಿ [tumbi]1.

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Tuṃbe (ತುಂಬೆ):—

1) [noun] the small herb Leucas aspera of Labiatae family.

2) [noun] its small, white flower.

3) [noun] the tree Acacia leucophloea of Mimosae family; ತುಂಬೆಗಿಡಕ್ಕೆ ಏಣಿ ಹಾಕು [tumbegidakke eni haku] tumbe giḍakke ēṇi hāku (satr.) to be very short; 2. to put forth pretexts for escaping from doing something.

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Tuṃbe (ತುಂಬೆ):—[noun] = ತುಂಬು [tumbu]5.

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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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