Agudhagandha, Agūḍhagandha, Agudha-gandha: 8 definitions


Agudhagandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Agūḍhagandha (अगूढगन्ध) is another name (synonym) for Hiṅgu, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Ferula assa-foetida (asafoetida). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.72-75), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. The synonym can also be divided as two separate synonyms, Śūlaghna and Gulmaghna.

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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

[«previous next»] — Agudhagandha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agūḍhagandha (अगूढगन्ध).—a. having an unconcealed smell.

-ndhaḥ Asafœtida (the smell of which is not easily concealed). [Mar. हिंग (hiṃga)].

Agūḍhagandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agūḍha and gandha (गन्ध).

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

Agūḍhagandha (अगूढगन्ध).—n.

(-ndhaṃ) Asafœtida. E. agūḍha and gandha smell.

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

Agūḍhagandha (अगूढगन्ध):—[=a-gūḍha-gandha] [from a-gūḍha] n. Asa Foetida.

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

Agūḍhagandha (अगूढगन्ध):—[bahuvrihi compound] n.

(-ndham) Asafoetida. E. agūḍha and gandha.

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

Agūḍhagandha (अगूढगन्ध):—[a-gūḍha-gandha] (ndhaṃ) 1. n. Asafoetida.

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Agudhagandha 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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