Vishani, Viṣāṇī: 10 definitions

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Vishani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Viṣāṇī can be transliterated into English as Visani or Vishani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Viṣāṇī (विषाणी) is another name for “Vṛścikāḷī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning viṣāṇī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Viṣāṇī (विषाणी) is another name for Ṛṣabhaka, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Microstylis muscifera Ridley which is a synonym of Malaxis muscifera (Lindl.) or “fly bearing malaxis” from the Orchidaceae or “orchid” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.14-16 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Viṣāṇī and Ṛṣabhaka, there are a total of twenty 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Visani in India is the name of a plant defined with Elytraria nodosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Tubiflora acaulis Kuntze (among others).

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

· Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien Nachtr. (1897)
· Flora BorealiAmericana (1803)
· Rep. Bot. Exch. Cl. Brit. Isles (1916)
· Enumeratio Plantarum (1804)
· Flora of West Tropical Africa (1931)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣāṇī (विषाणी).—[viṣ-bā° kānac]

1) A horn; साहित्यसंगीतकलाविहीनः साक्षात् पशुः पृच्छविषाणहीनः (sāhityasaṃgītakalāvihīnaḥ sākṣāt paśuḥ pṛcchaviṣāṇahīnaḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.12; कदाचिदपि पर्यटञ् शशविषाणमासादयेत् (kadācidapi paryaṭañ śaśaviṣāṇamāsādayet) 2.5.

2) The tusk of an elephant or boar; केचिद्भिन्ना विषाणाग्रैः (kecidbhinnā viṣāṇāgraiḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 6.94.35; तप्तानामुपदधिरे विषाणभिन्नाः प्रह्लादं सुरकरिणां घनाः क्षरन्तः (taptānāmupadadhire viṣāṇabhinnāḥ prahlādaṃ surakariṇāṃ ghanāḥ kṣarantaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 7. 13; Śiśupālavadha 1.6; Bhāgavata 1.43.15.

3) A horn (wind instrument).

4) The claws (of a crab).

5) A peak, top.

6) The nipple, (tip of the breast).

7) The chief or best of the kind.

8) A sword or kinfe.

See also (synonyms): viṣāṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viṣaṇi (विषणि).—m.

(-ṇiḥ) A sort of snake.

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

1) Viṣaṇi (विषणि):—[from viṣ] m. a kind of snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Viṣāṇī (विषाणी):—[from viṣāṇa] f. Name of various plants (Odina Pinnata; the Indian tamarind; Tragia Involucrata; = ṛṣabha, karkaṭa-śṛṅgī and kṣīra-kākolī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Costus Speciosus or Arabicus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Viṣaṇi (विषणि):—(ṇiḥ) 2. m. A sort of snake.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vishani 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

Visāṇi (विसाणि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Viṣāṇin.

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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

Viṣāṇi (ವಿಷಾಣಿ):—

1) [noun] any animal that has a horn or horns, as a cow, buffalo, etc.

2) [noun] any animal with tusks, as an elephant, wild boar, etc.

3) [noun] (myth.) a person having horns.

4) [noun] the tree Lannea coromandelica ( = Odina woodier) of Anacardiaceae family; Indian ash tree.

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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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