Ajnatayakshma, Ajnata-yakshma, Ajñātayakṣma: 4 definitions


Ajnatayakshma 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.

The Sanskrit term Ajñātayakṣma can be transliterated into English as Ajnatayaksma or Ajnatayakshma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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

Ajñātayakṣma (अज्ञातयक्ष्म, “unknown sickness”) is mentioned in the Rigveda, Atharvaveda, and Kāṭhaka-saṃhitā. It is referred to in connection with Rājayakṣma. Grohmann thinks that the two are different forms of disease, hypertrophy and atrophy, the purpose of the spell in the Rigveda being thus the removal of all disease. From the Atharvaveda he deduces its identity with Balāsa. Zimmer, however, points out that this conclusion is unjustified, leaving the disease unidentified, which seems to accord with its name.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ajñātayakṣma (अज्ञातयक्ष्म):—[=a-jñāta-yakṣma] [from a-jñāta > a-jña] m. an unknown or hidden disease, [Ṛg-veda x, 161, 1; Atharva-veda]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ajnatayakshma in German

context information

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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