Amritaphala, aka: Amṛtaphala, Amṛtāphala, Amrita-phala; 6 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Amṛtaphala and Amṛtāphala can be transliterated into English as Amrtaphala or Amritaphala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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1) Amṛtaphala (अमृतफल) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “pear”, a fruit from the Rosaceae family, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Pyrus communis and is known in English as the “European pear” or “common pear”.

2) Amṛtaphala (अमृतफल) is another name for Paṭola (Trichosanthes dioica, “pointed gourd”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. Certain plant parts of Paṭola are eaten as vegetables.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Amṛtaphala (अमृतफल) is another name for Paṭola, a medicinal plant identified with Trichosanthes dioica (pointed gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.22-24 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 Amṛtaphala and Paṭola, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Amṛtaphala (अमृतफल) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Amṛtaphala is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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amṛtaphala (अमृतफल).—n (S) A fabled fruit of which he that eats becomes immortal. Pr. karaṇīcē baḷēṃ amṛtaphaḷēṃ Excellent things are brought to pass by magic.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

amṛtaphala (अमृतफल).—n A fabled fruit of which he that eats becomes immortal.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Amṛtāphala (अमृताफल).—The fruit of the Trichosanthes (paṭolaphala Mar. paḍavaḷa, cikāḍeṃ).

Derivable forms: amṛtāphalam (अमृताफलम्).

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Amṛtaphala (अमृतफल).—Name of two trees पटोल (paṭola) and पारावत (pārāvata). (-) 1 a bunch of grapes, vine plant, a grape (drākṣā)

2) = आमलकी (āmalakī).

-lam a sort of fruit (ruciphala) found in the country of the Mudgalas according to Bhāva P.

Derivable forms: amṛtaphalaḥ (अमृतफलः).

Amṛtaphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amṛta and phala (फल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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