Adhmana, Ādhmāna: 4 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Ādhmāna (आध्मान) refers to “inflation” (e.g., inflated belly), mentioned in verse 4.8-9 and 5.17 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] From the suppression again of belching (result) anorexia, tremor, oppression in the heart (region) and the chest, inflation [viz., ādhmāna], cough, and hiccup ; in this case the remedy (is) as in hiccup. [...]”.

Note (verse 2.18 and 5.17): Ādhmāna (“inflation”) has been paraphrased by lto sbos, lit. “inflated belly”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādhmāna (आध्मान).—[ā-dhmā-lyuṭ]

1) Blowing inflation; (fig.) growth, increase; अयं विन्ध्यो येनाहृतविहृतिराध्मानमजहात् (ayaṃ vindhyo yenāhṛtavihṛtirādhmānamajahāt) Mv.7.14.

2) Boasting, vaunting.

3) A bellows.

4) Intumescence, swelling of the belly, body &c., dropsy.

-nī 1 A kind of fragrant substance.

2) A blow-pipe.

Derivable forms: ādhmānam (आध्मानम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādhmāna (आध्मान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Blowing, inflation. 2. A bellow. 3. Intumescence, swelling of the belly, dropsy. E. āṅ before dhmā to blow, and lyuṭa aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ādhmāna (आध्मान):—[=ā-dhmāna] [from ā-dhmā] n. blowing, inflation, puffing, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] boasting

3) [v.s. ...] a bellows, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] intumescence, swelling of the body

5) [v.s. ...] Name of certain diseases, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a species of sound, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit 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 (even English!). 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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