Meaning of Unani in English:


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.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Organised jointly by the Central Unani Tibbi Board and the National Social Welfare and Educational Organisation a free Unani medical camp was held here recently.’
    • ‘Mohandas has been appointed as Secretary in the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.’


From Arabic Yūnāni ‘Greek’.