Akshapida, Akṣapīḍā, Aksha-pida: 6 definitions



Akshapida 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 Akṣapīḍā can be transliterated into English as Aksapida or Akshapida, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Akshapida in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Akṣapīḍā (अक्षपीडा) is another name for Yavatiktā, a medicinal plant identified with Andrographis paniculata (creat or green chireta) from the Acanthaceae or “acanthus family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.76-78 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Akṣapīḍā and Yavatiktā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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»] — Akshapida in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akṣapīḍā (अक्षपीडा).—[ṣa. ta.]

1) an injury to the organs.

2) [akṣam indriyaṃ rasanārūpaṃ pīḍayati āsvādanāt; pīḍ-ac] Name of the plant यवतिक्ता (yavatiktā). (Mar. śaṃkhinī).

Akṣapīḍā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms akṣa and pīḍā (पीडा).

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

1) Akṣapīḍa (अक्षपीड):—[=akṣa-pīḍa] [from akṣa > akṣ] m. Chrysopogon Acicularis, [Suśruta]

2) Akṣapīḍā (अक्षपीडा):—[=akṣa-pīḍā] [from akṣa-pīḍa > akṣa > akṣ] f. Name of a plant.

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

Akṣapīḍā (अक्षपीडा):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-ḍā) A creeper, named also Yavatiktā. E. akṣa and pīḍā.

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Akshapida 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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