Amiksha, Āmikṣā, Āmīkṣā: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Āmikṣā and Āmīkṣā can be transliterated into English as Amiksa or Amiksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Āmikṣā (आमिक्षा) refers to a food-preparation with curds, according to Brāhmaṇas literature, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Curds was widely used in Vedic period. Ṛgveda mentions a preparation in which the curds were mixed with Soma juice and barley meal. [...] A preparation of curds with boiled milk in which the solid part being known by the name āmikṣā while the liquid part was called vājina is referred to in Brāhmaṇa literature.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āmikṣā (आमिक्षा).—[āmiṣyate sicyate, miṣ-sak Tv.] Curd or milk and whey, a mixture of boiled and coagulated milk; तप्ते पयसि दध्यानयति सा वैश्वदेव्यामिक्षा भवति (tapte payasi dadhyānayati sā vaiśvadevyāmikṣā bhavati); आज्येन पयसा दध्ना शकृताऽऽमिक्षया त्वचा (ājyena payasā dadhnā śakṛtā''mikṣayā tvacā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.268.27; Av.1.9.13.

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Āmīkṣā (आमीक्षा).—= आमिक्षा (āmikṣā) q. v.

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

Āmikṣā (आमिक्षा).—f.

(-kṣā) Curd of two milk whey. E. āṅ before miṣa to sprinkle, sak affix; also āmīkṣā.

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

Āmikṣā (आमिक्षा).—[feminine] curds; poss. kṣavant.

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

1) Āmikṣā (आमिक्षा):—f. a mixture of boiled and coagulated milk, curd, [Atharva-veda x, 9, 13; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa etc.]

2) Āmīkṣā (आमीक्षा):—f. = amikṣā q.v.

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

Āmikṣā (आमिक्षा):—(kṣāḥ) 1. f. Curd made from the whey of two milks.

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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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