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 Plant namepadma
 Latin nameNelumbo nucifera Gaertn. - please click to view full record
 Latin name (synonyms)Nelumbium speciosum Willd., Nelumbium nelumbo Druce, Nymphaea nelumbo L.
 Sanskrit namepadma, paṅkaja
 Prakrit namepadama, pauma, pamha, poma, pomma
 Hindi namekamal, kaṃval
 Bengali namepadma, sveta padma, kamal
 Tamil nametāmarai, centāmarai
 Malayalam nametāmara, veṇtāmara, centāmara
 English nameLotus, Sacred lotus, Indian lotus, Chinese water-lily
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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 584)
padma, m. n. (2. or 3. pad?) a lotus (esp. the flower of the lotus-plant Nelumbium speciosum which closes towards evening; often confounded with the water-lily or Nymphaea alba) MBh. Kāv. &c. (ifc. f. ā); the form or figure of a lotus R. MārkP. (a N. given by the Tāntrikas to the 6 divisions of the upper part of the body called Cakras q.v.); a partic. mark or mole on the human body R.; red or coloured marks on the face or trunk of an elephant, L.; a partic. part of a column or pillar Var.; a kind of temple ib.; an army arrayed in the form of a lotus Mn. MBh.; a partic. posture of the body in religious meditation, Vedānt. (cf. padmāsana); a kind of coitus, L.; one of the 9 treasures of Kubera (also personified) R.; one of the 8 treasures connected with the magical art called Padminī MBh. Hariv. &c.; a partic. high number (1000 millions or billions) MBh. R. &c.; a partic. constellation Var.; N. of a partic. cold hell Buddh.; a partic. fragrant substance MBh. (v.l. -maka); the root of Nelumbium speciosum, L.; a species of bdellium, L.; lead, L.; m. a species of plant, L.; an elephant, L.; a species of serpent Suśr.; N. of Rāma (son of Daśa-ratha) Śatr.; of two serpent-demons MBh. R. &c.; of one of the attendants of Skanda MBh.; of a mythical Buddha MWB. 136 n. 1.; (with Jainas) N. of the 9th Cakra-vartin in Bhārata and of one of the 9 white Balas; N. of a king MBh.; of a prince of Kaśmīra (founder of Padma-pura and of a temple; see padma-svāmin) Rājat.; of another man ib.; of a Brāhman Lalit.; of a mythical elephant R. (cf. mahā-padma); of a monkey R.; of a mountain Var.; (ā) f. the lotus-hued one N. of Śrī Mn. MBh. &c. (cf. padma-śrī); a species of plant Suśr. (Clerodendrum siphorantus or Hibiscus mutabilis, L.); cloves, L.; the flower of Carthamus tinctoria, L.; N. of the mother of Muni-suvrata (the 20th Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī), L.; of a female serpent-demon (= the goddess Manasā, wife of the sage Jarat-kāru; cf. padma-priyā), L.; of a daughter of king Bṛhadratha and wife of Kalki Pur.; mfn. lotus-hued, being of the colour of a lotus ShaḍvBr.

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