Adhityaka, aka: Adhityakā; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Adhityakā (अधित्यका) refers to the “table lands” on the top of mountains (giri) according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains [viz., Adhityakā], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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adhityakā (अधित्यका).—f Plateau, table-land.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Adhityakā (अधित्यका).—[adhi-tyakan P.V.2.34; parvatasya ārūḍhasthalamadhityakā Sk.] A table-land, highland; स्थाणुं तपस्यन्तमधि- त्यकायां (sthāṇuṃ tapasyantamadhi- tyakāyāṃ) Ku.3.17; अधित्यकायामिव धातुमय्याम् (adhityakāyāmiva dhātumayyām) R.2.29.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhityakā (अधित्यका).—f.

(-kā) Land on the upper part of a mountain. E. adhi over, above, and tyakan aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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