Agnigarbha, Agni-garbha, Agnigarbhā: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Agnigarbhā (अग्निगर्भा) is another name for Tejovatī, a medicinal plant similar to Jyotiṣmatī Celastrus paniculatus (black oil plant or intellect tree) from the Celastraceae or “staff vine” or “bittersweet family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.82 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The Raj Nighantu reads Jyotiṣmatī and Tejovatī together while Bāpālāl identifies Tejovatī with Zanthoxylum budrunga (cape yellowwood or Indian ivy-rue) from the Rutaceae or “rue” or “citrus” family. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Agnigarbhā and Tejovatī, there are a total of thirty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Agnigarbha [अग्निगार्भ] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ammannia baccifera L. from the Lythraceae (Crape Myrtle) family having the following synonyms: Ammannia vescicatoria, Ammannia aegyptiaca. For the possible medicinal usage of agnigarbha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Agnigarbha in India is the name of a plant defined with Ammannia baccifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ammannia discolor Nakai (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· African Journal of Biomedical Research (2007)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1820)
· Rep. Bot. Exch. Cl. Brit. Isles (1916)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1880)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1985)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agnigarbha (अग्निगर्भ).—a. [agnirgarbhe yasya] pregnant with or containing fire, having fire in the interior; °र्भां शमीमिव (rbhāṃ śamīmiva) Ś 4.3. (-rbhaḥ) [अग्निरिव जारको गर्भो यस्य (agniriva jārako garbho yasya)]

1) Name of the plant Agnijāra.

2) the sun stone, name of a crystal supposed to contain and give out fire when touched by the rays of the sun; cf Ś2.7.

3) the sacrificial stick अरणि (araṇi) which when churned, gives out fire. (-rbhā) 1 Name of the Śamī plant as containing fire (the story of how Agni was discovered to exist in the interior of the Śamī plant is told in chap. 35 of anu- śāsanaparva in Mb.)

2) Name of the earth (agneḥ sakāśāt garbho yasyāṃ sā; when the Ganges threw the semen of Śiva out on the Meru mountain, whatever on earth &c. was irradiated by its lustre, became gold and the earth was thence called vasumatī)

3) Name of the plant महा- ज्योतिष्मती लता (mahā- jyotiṣmatī latā) (agniriva garbho madhyabhāgo yasyāḥ sā) [Mar. माल- कांगोणी (māla- kāṃgoṇī)]

Agnigarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and garbha (गर्भ).

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

Agnigarbha (अग्निगर्भ).—m.

(-rbhaḥ) 1. The sun-stone, crystal, or a fabulous gem; supposed to contain and impart solar heat. 2. A plant. f.

(-rbhā) The name of another plant. E. agni, garbha the womb.

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

1) Agnigarbha (अग्निगर्भ):—[=agni-garbha] [from agni] mf(ā)n. pregnant with fire, [Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a gem supposed to contain and give out solar heat (= sūrya-kānta), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a frothy substance on the sea, engendered by the submarine, fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a man

5) Agnigarbhā (अग्निगर्भा):—[=agni-garbhā] [from agni-garbha > agni] f. the plant Mahājyotiṣmatī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnigarbha (अग्निगर्भ):—[bahuvrihi compound] I. m. f. n.

(-rbhaḥ-rbhā-rbham) Being pregnant with fire. Ii. 1. m.

(-rbhaḥ) 1) The sun-stone, crystal, or a fabulous gem; supposed to contain and impart solar heat. See sūryakānta.

2) A plant, see agnijāra. 2. f.

(-rbhā) The name of another plant. See mahājyotiṣmatī. E. agni and garbha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agnigarbha (अग्निगर्भ):—[agni-garbha] (rbhaḥ) 1. m. A crystal; f. (bhā) the sun-stone; a plant.

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Agnigarbha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Agnigarbha (ಅಗ್ನಿಗರ್ಭ):—[adjective] pregnant with or containing fire.

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Agnigarbha (ಅಗ್ನಿಗರ್ಭ):—

1) [noun] a gem supposed to have and emit solar heat.

2) [noun] a piece of wood for kindling sacrificial fire.

3) [noun] the tree Acacia ferruginea of Mimosaceae family.

4) [noun] the plant Premna spinosa.

5) [noun] the earth.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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