Aguru; 2 Definition(s)

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Aguru (अगुरु).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic drug.—The tree of Aguru grows in the north-eastern region of India. The fragrant substance is produced by insects whereby the wood becomes heavy. It tops the list of uṣṇavīrya-dravyas.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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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-English dictionary

Aguru (अगुरु).—a. [na. ta.]

1) Not heavy,light.

2) (In prosody) Short.

3) Having no teacher.

4) One different from a teacher.

-ru n. (m. also) [न गुरुर्यस्मात् (na gururyasmāt)]

1) The fragrant aloe wood and tree; Aquiluria Agallocha.

2) That which yields Bdellium, Amyris Agallocha.

3) The Śiśu tree (śiṃśapā).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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