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 Latin nameOryza sativa L.
 Identified with (Skt)dhānya, vrīhi, śāli
 Identified with (Hin)dhān, cāval
 Identified with (Tam)arici, nel
 Identified with (Mal)nellu, naveranellu, ari
 Identified with (Eng)Paddy, Rice
 Search occurrencedhānya, vrīhi, śāli, in the Pandanus database of Sanskrit e-texts
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 514f.)
dhānya, 1 mfn. consisting or made of grain, RV.; AV.; n. corn, grain, ib. &c. &c. (according to Suśr. only śālayaḥ, ṣaṣṭikāḥ & vīhayaḥ, the other grains being ku-dhānya, q.v.); a measure = 4 sesamum seeds, L.; coriander (also ā f.), L.; Cyperus Rotundus, L.; a kind of house, Gal.

dhānya, 2 n. (fr. dhana) the being rich, richness, Dhātup. xx, 3.

Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 1068)
śāli, 2 m. (accord. to some also f.; for 1. see p. 1067, col. 2) rice (often varieties), any grain of a similar character to rice, Mn.; MBh. &c.; the civet-cat, pole-cat, Hcar. (?) L.; N. of a Yaksha (who was transformed into a lion; cf. śāli-vāhana below); pl. grains of rice, rice, R.

Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 1043)
vrīhi, m. (of doubtful derivation) rice pl. grains of rice (not mentioned in RV., but in RV. named together with yava, mātha, and tila; eight principal sorts are enumerated by native authorities), RV. &c. &c.; a field of rice, KātyŚr.; rice ripening in the rainy season, W.; any grain, L.

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