Agnigarbha, Agni-garbha, Agnigarbhā: 4 definitions


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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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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.

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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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