Ajakshira, Ajākṣīra: 7 definitions


Ajakshira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Ajākṣīra can be transliterated into English as Ajaksira or Ajakshira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Ajākṣīra (अजाक्षीर) refers to “goat’s milk” and is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.43): “A drink of Trikaṇḍū and flesh of cat must be taken as a drink separately. Ginger is prescribed with goat’s milk (ajākṣīra) [sājā kṣīrakaṇā śuṇṭhī] and meat as an effective remedy for rat poison”.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Ajakṣīra (अजक्षीर) refers to “goat’s milk”, according to Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa, xiv. 1, 2, 13; [see Aja].— Kṣīra, ‘milk,’ also called go or payas, played a large part in the economy of the Vedic Indians. It was taken warm (pakva) as it came from the cow, or was used with grain to make a ‘mess cooked with milk’ (kṣīra-pākam odanam). It was also used for mixing with Soma (abhiśrī, āśir). From it butter (ghṛta) was made. Milk was also curdled, the Pūtīkā and Kvala plants, among others, being used for the purpose. The curdled milk (dadhi) was undoubtedly used for food; and a kind of cheese is perhaps referred to in one passage of the Ṛgveda. Goat’s milk (ajakṣīra) is also mentioned.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ajakshira in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ajākṣīra (अजाक्षीर).—n S Goat's milk. Ex. kṣīrasindhūsīṃ samarpilēṃ a0 ॥

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ajakshira in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ajakṣīra (अजक्षीर):—[=aja-kṣīra] [from aja > aj] n. goat’s milk, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. [Pāṇini 6-3, 63 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) Ajākṣīra (अजाक्षीर):—[=ajā-kṣīra] [from aja > aj] n. goat’s milk, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] cf. aja-kṣira.

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

Ajakṣīra (अजक्षीर):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ram) Goat’s milk. This word occurs only in the Vedas. E. aja, instead of ajā, and kṣīra. See ajākṣīra.

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Ajākṣīra (अजाक्षीर):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ram) Goat’s milk. See ajakṣīra. E. ajā and kṣīra.

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Ajakshira 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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