Anaha, Ānāha: 16 definitions


Anaha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Ānāha (आनाह) refers to “milk coming from the camel”, as mentioned in verse 5.25 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] among the (different kinds of milk [viz., payas]), [...] slightly rough, warming, and salt (is) camel’s milk [viz., auṣṭraka], (also) digestive (and) light; (it is) commended for wind, phlegm, constipation [viz. ānāha], worms, cutaneous and abdominal swellings, and hemorrhoids”.

Note: Ānāha (“constipation”) has been rendered by lto sbos (“inflated belly”), which usually corresponds to ādhmāna (“inflation”) (cf. 2.18, 4.9, 5.17); a similar case is found in v. 81, which see for further parallels.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Ānāha (आनाह) refers to “constipation” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning ānāha] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ānāha (आनाह):—Distention of abdomen due to incomplete evacuation of stool, urine and flatus

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Ānāha (आनाह) refers to a type of “intestinal obstruction” and, together with Plīhodara, represents one of the eight types of udararoga (“diseases affecting the belly”) according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 8). Accordingly, “That part of the chyle which is riot converted into blood takes the form of mucus and is gradually accumulated in the intestines, if mixed with the wind. That is also the case with stools, held up by wind, These two things cannot find their way downwards, giving rise to intestinal obstruction, which is called anaha”.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ānāha (आनाह).—m S Suppression of urine, epistasis.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ānāha (आनाह).—m Suppression of urine, epistasis.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ānāha (आनाह).—

1) Binding.

2) Suppression of urine, constipation, epistasis; ततो रुद्धे शकृन्मूत्रे सैन्यमानाहदुःखितम् (tato ruddhe śakṛnmūtre sainyamānāhaduḥkhitam) Mb. 3.122.15.

3) Length (especially of cloth).

Derivable forms: ānāhaḥ (आनाहः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ānāha (आनाह).—(m.; Sanskrit Lex. id., not in Pali or Prakrit), height (of a man): Divyāvadāna 546.12 kīdṛśas tasya rājño ānāha- pariṇāhaḥ. Usually āroha (which read?).

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

Ānāha (आनाह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Epistasis, suppression of urine, or constipation. 2. Length, especially of cloth. E. āṅ before naha to bind, affix ghañ.

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

Ānāha (आनाह).—i. e. ā-nah + a, m. 1. Obstruction. 2. Length.

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

1) Anaha (अनह):—mfn. (said to be [from] √an) breathing freely, healthy, well (= nīroga), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Ānāha (आनाह):—[=ā-nāha] [from ā-nah] m. epistasis, suppression of urine

3) [v.s. ...] constipation, [Suśruta; Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] length, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ānāha (आनाह):—[ā-nāha] (haḥ) 1. m. Suppression of urine; length of cloth, &c.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anaha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Aṇaha (अणह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anagha.

2) Aṇaha (अणह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Anabhas.

3) Aṇaha (अणह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Adhunā.

4) Aṇāha (अणाह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Anātha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ānāha (ಆನಾಹ):—

1) [noun] a binding of oneself to.

2) [noun] irregular and insufficient action of the bowels; constipation; suppression of urine.

3) [noun] the extent from end to end; length.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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