Ambucarin, Ambucārin, Ambu-carin: 4 definitions


Ambucarin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ambucharin.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ambucārin (अम्बुचारिन्) is the Sanskrit name for a group of animals referring to “animals who move on waters”, the meat of which is used as a medicinal substance. Ambucārin is a sub-group of Māṃsavarga (“group of meat”). It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. It is also known by the name Vāricārin. They were originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXVII.

The Ambucārin group contains the following animals:

  1. Haṃsa (swan),
  2. Krauñca (demoiselle crane),
  3. Balākā (sow wreath crane),
  4. Baka (common crane),
  5. Kāraṇḍava (goose),
  6. Plava (pelican),
  7. Śarāri (skimmer),
  8. Puṣkarāhva (lilly trother),
  9. Keśarī (comb dock),
  10. Maṇituṇḍaka (red watted lap-wing),
  11. Mṛṇalakaṇṭha (snake bird),
  12. Madgu (little cormoraut),
  13. Kadamba (grey goose),
  14. Kākatuṇḍaka (common river bird),
  15. Utkrośa (sea eagle),
  16. Puṇḍarīkākṣa (white eyed pochard),
  17. Megharāva (screamer),
  18. Jalakukkuṭī (black-headed gull),
  19. Ārā (cobbler’s owl bird),
  20. Nāndīmukhī (flamingo),
  21. Vāṭī (grede),
  22. Sumukha (laughing gull),
  23. Sahacārī (petrel),
  24. Rohiṇī (tropic bird),
  25. Kāmakālī (frigate bird),
  26. Sārasa (sarasa crane),
  27. Raktaśīrṣaka (sarada crane with a red head),
  28. Cakravāka (cakra bird).

Ambucārin meat is heavy, hot and sweet in character. It promotes strength and development and acts as an aphrodisiac. It alleviates vāta but aggravata kapha and pitta. It is useful for the persons taking regular physical exercise and having strong digestive power.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ambucārin (अम्बुचारिन्).—a. moving or living in water, aquatic (as fish &c.); अद्रिं दधाराम्बुचरात्मना (adriṃ dadhārāmbucarātmanā) Bhāg.8.5. 11; Ms.12.57.

Ambucārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ambu and cārin (चारिन्). See also (synonyms): ambuga, ambucara.

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

Ambucārin (अम्बुचारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) Aquatical, as a fish, &c. E. ambu, cara to go, ṇini aff.

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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. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ambucārin refers to: “living in the water”, a fish Sn.62 (= maccha Nd2 91).

Note: ambucārin is a Pali compound consisting of the words ambu and cārin.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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