Medicinal Plants: Names in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil

The names of medicinal plants in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil are very important for students of  Ayurveda, Allopathy, Homoeopathy, and Siddha Medicine. Most of the home remedies are based on herbal plants. It is considered that the tribal people in India alone have a knowledge of three thousand species of herbal plants. But the names

Vegetable Names in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil

Finding the names of vegetables in languages like Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu from their English names can be as challenging as finding healthy vegetables. The names of vegetables in different languages are of utmost importance to chefs, gardeners, researchers, agricultural organizations, scientists, international travelers, vegetable growers, produce buyers, grocery store managers, and gourmet

Paper, Cotton, Silver: Anniversaries and Gift Ideas

An anniversary is a day that commemorates or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same date. If it is a planned event the initial occurrence is often called the inaugural of the event. One year later the first anniversary of that event is celebrated. The word was first used for Catholic feasts to

Adjectival Forms in English: Independent Adjectives

Adjectival forms of words in English are usually formed by adding suitable suffixes to nouns and verbs. Independent adjectives are those which cannot be formed by adding suffixes. They stand out as separate entities and often come from the Greek and Latin roots that refer to the particular thing or field of study. Adjectival forms of

Boxing Terms Explained: The Vocabulary of Boxing

Were you confused by some of the terms used in the last boxing flick you watched on TV? Over the decades the world of boxing has coined a definite set of words to describe boxing weights, boxing styles, boxing equipment, and the different techniques and punches used in boxing. If you wonder what they mean

Onomatopoeia: Definition and Examples

Onomatopoeia is naming something from its own sound. Onomatopoeic words abound in English and other languages. They are words that mimic, resemble or suggest the sound that they describe. The bow-wow theory suggests that human language developed from an imitation of sounds in nature. Even though the theory is discredited today, there is no doubt

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