Definition of Unani in English:

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Pronunciation: /juːˈnɑːni/


[mass noun, usually as modifier]
A system of medicine practised in parts of India, thought to be derived via medieval Muslim physicians from Byzantine Greece.
Example sentences
  • Many ‘Thangals’ and ‘Beevis’ of Malappuram and other Malabar districts illegally practice the Ayurveda and Unani systems of medicine.
  • Ayurveda and Siddha originated in India more than 3000 years ago, while Unani medicine was brought into the country by Arabs in the 14th century.
  • There are also Ayurvedic and Unani doctors, and quacks, which add to the list, charging between Rs 100 and Rs 1000.


From Arabic Yūnāni 'Greek'.

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