Unni, Uṇṇī, Unnī, Uṉṉi: 11 definitions


Unni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Unni [ಉನ್ನಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Hopea ponga (Dennst.) Mabberly from the Dipterocarpaceae (Sal) family having the following synonyms: Artocarpus ponga, Hopea wightiana. For the possible medicinal usage of unni, 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) Unni in India is the name of a plant defined with Alangium salviifolium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Grewia salviifolia L.f. (among others).

2) Unni is also identified with Hopea wightiana It has the synonym Hopea wightiana Miq. ex Dyer (etc.).

3) Unni is also identified with Lantana camara It has the synonym Lantana mista L. (etc.).

4) Unni is also identified with Lantana indica It has the synonym Lantana latifolia Tausch (etc.).

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

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ ed. 1832 (1832)
· Torreya (1934)
· Phytologia (1941)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (Lamarck) (1783)
· Phytologia (1976)
· Phytologia (1947)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Unni, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, side effects, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, 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: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uṇṇī, (f.) (Sk. aurṇī fr. aurṇa woollen, der. of ūrṇa) a woollen dress Vin. II, 108. (Page 130)

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Unnī (उन्नी).—1 P.

1) To lead upwards, bring up; ऊर्ध्वं प्राणमुन्नयति (ūrdhvaṃ prāṇamunnayati) Kaṭh.2.5.3; ब्रह्मादित्य मुन्नयति (brahmāditya munnayati) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.313.46.

2) To raise, erect, lift up; (Ā.) दण्डमुन्नयते (daṇḍamunnayate) Sk.; स्वदंष्ट्रोन्नीतधरो वराहः (svadaṃṣṭronnītadharo varāhaḥ) Bhāg.

3) To bring out of, free from, help, rescue, redeem; रसाया लीलयोन्नीतां उर्वीम् (rasāyā līlayonnītāṃ urvīm) Bhāg.

4) To draw up (as water); वने निपूतं वन उन्नयध्वम् (vane nipūtaṃ vana unnayadhvam) Ṛgveda 2.14.9.

5) To stroke; straighten out.

6) To lead out or aside, lead away; एकान्तमुन्नीय (ekāntamunnīya) Mb.

7) To press out, extract.

8) To infer, ascertain, guess, conjecture; कथमपि स इत्युन्नेतव्यस्तथापि दृशोः प्रियः (kathamapi sa ityunnetavyastathāpi dṛśoḥ priyaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.22,1.29,6.26; V.4; प्रकृतिप्रत्ययाद्यर्थैः संकीर्णे लिङ्गमुन्नयेत् (prakṛtipratyayādyarthaiḥ saṃkīrṇe liṅgamunnayet) Ak.

9) To fill completely.

1) To lead off (in singing), काचित्समं मुकुन्देन स्वरजातीरमिश्रिताः । उन्निन्ये पूजिता तेन प्रीयतां साधु- साध्विति (kācitsamaṃ mukundena svarajātīramiśritāḥ | unninye pūjitā tena prīyatāṃ sādhu- sādhviti) || Bhāgavata 1.33.1.

11) To lead aside, separate; दैवेनैकत्र नीतानामुन्नीतानां स्वकर्मभिः (daivenaikatra nītānāmunnītānāṃ svakarmabhiḥ) Bhāgavata 7.2.21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Unnī (उन्नी).—lead upwards, bring up, erect; lead out, deliver, rescue; draw out (water), fill up by drawing; lead off (vadhāṃya to death); find out, investigate, infer.

Unnī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ud and (नी).

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

1) Unnī (उन्नी):—[=un-nī] 1. un-√nī (ud-√nī) [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -nayati, -te, to lead up or out, lead upwards or up to;

—to bring or fetch out of, free from, help, rescue, redeem;

—to raise, set up, erect, promote, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to draw up, fill up a vessel by drawing (a fluid out of another vessel), [Ṛg-veda ii, 14, 9; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.;

—to raise up, lift up (only [Ātmanepada] [Pāṇini 1-3, 36]);

—to put up, lay up, [Mahābhārata];

—to press or squeeze out (e.g. pus), [Mahābhārata v, 2776];

—to lead away (e.g. a calf from its mother), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to lead aside, separate, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to stroke, smooth, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha];

—to raise, cause, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to intone, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 33, 10];

—to find out, discover by inference, infer, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Daśakumāra-carita; Bālarāmāyaṇa] etc.:—[Desiderative] [Ātmanepada] -ninīṣate, to intend or wish to lead out, [Kauṣītaki-upaniṣad]

2) [=un-nī] 2. un-nī mfn. bringing or leading upwards, [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 6-4, 82.]

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Unni in German

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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

Uṇṇī (उण्णी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Udanī.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uṇṇi (ಉಣ್ಣಿ):—[noun] any of a super family (Ixodoidea order Parasitiformes) of wingless, bloodsucking mites, and is parasitic on cattle; a cattle-tick.

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Uṇṇi (ಉಣ್ಣಿ):—[noun] a bushy, hedge plant Lantana indica of Verbenaceae family; Indian lantana.

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Unni (ಉನ್ನಿ):—[noun] the tree Hopea wightiana of Dipterocarpaceae family.

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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

Uṇṇi (உண்ணி) noun < உண்-. [un-.] [Kanarese, Malayalam: uṇṇi.]

1. One who eats; உண்பவன். அப்ப னிரந்துண்ணி [unpavan. appa niranthunni] (தனிப்பாடற்றிரட்டு [thanippadarrirattu] i, 35, 66).

2. Acarus, tick on dogs, sheep and cattle; செந்து வகை. புலிமுகத் துண்ணி பறித்துவிடல் [senthu vagai. pulimugath thunni parithuvidal] (பழமொழி [pazhamozhi] 109).

3. Wart; பாலுண்ணி. [palunni.] (W.)

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Uṉṉi (உன்னி) [uṉṉittal] 11 transitive verb < உன்னு¹-. [unnu¹-.] To meditate, contemplate; தியானித்தல். கழல் வாழ்த்துமி னுன்னித்தே [thiyanithal. kazhal vazhthumi nunnithe] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 4, 6, 9).

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Uṉṉi (உன்னி) noun < idem. That which is fit to be meditated upon; தியானித்தற்குரிய பொ ருள். ஞால முன்னியைக் காண்டு நாங்கூரிலே [thiyanitharkuriya po rul. gnala munniyaig kandu nangurile] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் பெரியதி. [nalayira thivyappirapandam periyathi.] 10, 1, 3).

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Uṉṉi (உன்னி) noun < உன்னு²-. [unnu²-.]

1. Horse; குதிரை. உன்னிவாய்ப் பொன் கறித்திட [kuthirai. unnivayp pon karithida] (இரகுவமிசம் நகர. [iraguvamisam nagara.] 51).

2. Sage-leaved alangium. See அழிஞ்சில். (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [azhinchil. (vaithiya muligai)]

3. Indian lantana,

1. shrub, Lantana indica; செடி வகை. [sedi vagai.] (L.)

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