Amapaka, Ama-paka, Āmapāka: 3 definitions



Amapaka 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Āmapāka (आमपाक):—The initial partially cooked stage of processing of oil / ghee, which is not useful for therapeutics

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āmapāka (आमपाक).—

1) a preliminary stage of the disease called dropsy.

2) A method of mellowing or ripening a tumour; Suśr..

Derivable forms: āmapākaḥ (आमपाकः).

Āmapāka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āma and pāka (पाक).

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

Āmapāka (आमपाक):—[=āma-pāka] [from āma] m. a method of mellowing or ripening a tumour or swelling, [Suśruta]

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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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