Yani, Yānī, Yāni: 4 definitions


Yani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Yaani.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Yani in Sierra Leone is the name of a plant defined with Axonopus compressus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Digitaria flexuosa Peter (among others).

2) Yani is also identified with Paspalum conjugatum It has the synonym Digitaria conjugata Schult. (etc.).

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

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Index Kewensis (1893)
· Blumea (1985)
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Advancing Frontiers of Plant Sciences (1963)
· Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences (1933)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Yani, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, extract dosage, side effects, pregnancy safety, health benefits, 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yānī : (m.) one who drives in a carriage.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Yānī (यानी):—[from yāna > yā] f. a path, course, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka] (cf. [gana] gaurādi)

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yānī (यानी) [Also spelled yaani]:—[[~ne]] (ind) that is, that is to say.

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