Ajirna, Ajīrṇa: 15 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Ajirn.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण) refers to that which is “undigested” (i.e., water), as mentioned in a verse sometimes added after 5.18 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “(any) water (is) not, however, to be drunk if water coming from another place (is still) undigested [viz., ajīrṇa], and boiled (water not) if raw (water is still undigested), unboiled  (water) not even if boiled (water is already) digested. This precept (applies only) to (boiled) cold (water); if, however, (boiled) hot (water is still) undigested [viz., ajīrṇa], one shall eschew cold (water altogether). [...]”.

Note: After verse 18d, some manuscripts insert 4½ couplets from Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha I.6 (26cd—27, 31, 28—29 of our subsequent numeration), the first 2½ of which are also known to, and commented upon by, Aruṇadatta.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण) refers to “indigestion”. Medicinal formulations in the management of this condition include 58 references of Vatsanābha usages. Guṭikā is maximum (49) dosage form in the management of Ajīrṇa. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण) refers to “indegestion”, as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “the following are the causes of indigestion (ajīrṇa), which is due to weakness of the digesting heat [i.e., mandāgni]:—Drinking of excessive quantity of water (i.e., water drunk in excess of the quantity required to satisfy thirst), taking of food at irregular hours and in irregular quantities, suppressing calls of nature, and sleeping in day time”.

Indigestion is of four kinds, viz.,

  1. āmājīrṇa (indigestion due to āmā: undigested part of the chyle),
  2. vidagdha-jīrṇa or jaratpitta (putrefaction of the bile),
  3. viṣṭabdhā-jīrṇa (i.e, indigestion attended with flatulence),
  4. rasaśeṣa-jīrṇa (undigested chyle).
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण).—n (S) ajīrṇavikāra m (S) pop. ajīrṇatā f Indigestion, dyspepsia.

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ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण).—a (S) Undigested. 2 Undecayed, unimpaired, unworn.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण).—a Undigested; unworn. Indiges- tion, dyspepsia.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण).—a. Undigested; undecomposed.

-rṇam, -rṇiḥ f.

1) Indigestion; अजीर्णे भेषजं वारि जीर्णो वारि बलप्रदम्, अजीर्णो भोजनं बिषम् (ajīrṇe bheṣajaṃ vāri jīrṇo vāri balapradam, ajīrṇo bhojanaṃ biṣam); कैरजीर्णभयाद् भ्रातर्भोजनं परिहीयते (kairajīrṇabhayād bhrātarbhojanaṃ parihīyate) H.2.57, Ms.4. 121.

2) Vigour, energy, absence of decay.

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

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण).—n.

(-rṇaṃ) 1. Flatulency, indigestion. 2. Vigor, absence of old age or decay. mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) 1. Undigested. 2. Undecayed, unimpaired. E. a neg, and jīrṇa old, digested.

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

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण).—[neuter] indigestion.

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

1) Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण):—[=a-jīrṇa] mfn. (√jṝ), not decomposed

2) [v.s. ...] unimpaired

3) [v.s. ...] undigested

4) [v.s. ...] n. indigestion.

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

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇam) 1) Undigested.

2) Un-decayed, unimpaired. Ii. n.

(-rṇam) 1) Flatulency, indigestion.

2) Vigour, absence of old age or decay. E. a neg. and jīrṇa.

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

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण):—[a-jīrṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Flatulence. a. Undigested; undecayed.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ajīrṇa (अजीर्ण):—n. Unverdaulichkeit , Indigestion.

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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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