Angabhanga, Aṅgabhaṅga, Anga-bhanga, Amgabhamga: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Angabhanga in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Aṅgabhaṅga (अङ्गभङ्ग) refers to “racking in the limbs”, mentioned in verse 4.5-6 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] racking in the limbs [viz., aṅgabhaṅga], gravel, and pain in the bladder, the penis, and the groins (arise) from the stoppage of urine, and normally the above diseases (as well). The remedies for these (are) [...]”.

Note: Aṅgabhaṅga (“racking in the limbs”) has been generalized to yan-lag na (“sickness in the limbs”), in the same way that bastimeḍhravaṅkṣaṇavedanā (“pain in the bladder, the penis, and the groins”)—has been rendered by chu-so pho-mthsan daṅ dku-yi naṅ na—“sickness in the bladder, the penis, and the side”, with na being more likely to stand for nad than to serve as case-affix (in which event vedanā would be missing and roga would have to take its office).

According to verse 4.11-12.—Accordingly, “[...] Xerostomia, flaccidity of limbs, deafness, stupor, giddiness, and heart-disease (result) from the restraint of thirst. In this ease every cold application (is) wholesome. Racking in the limbs [viz., aṅgabhaṅga], anorexia, lassitude, emaciation, stitches, and giddiness (result from the restraint) of hunger. In this case light, fat, warm, and little food (is) to be taken. [...]”.

According to verse 4.20-22.—“[...] from (suppressed) sperm (result) its outflow, pubic pain, cutaneous swelling, fever, throbbing of the heart, retention of urine, racking in the limbs [viz., aṅgabhaṅga], swelling of the testicles, gravel, and impotence. Cock, arrack, rice, enema, inunction, bathing, milk prepared with bladder-cleansing (substances, and) lovely women one shall turn to in this case”.

Note: Aṅgabhaṅga (“racking in the limbs”) has been translated by lus źig (“ruined body”)—(see v. 12; źigs in NP seems to be an alternative spelling).

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Aṅgabhaṅga (अङ्गभङ्ग) refers to “paralysis of limbs” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 aṅgabhaṅga] 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).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Angabhanga in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅgabhaṅga (अंगभंग).—m (S) The feeling of luxation of joints, of shatteredness or great relaxation and lassitude. 2 Corporeal gestures and action; scenic turning and twisting. Ex. aṃ0 bahu dāvitī raṅgīṃ || rāmaraṅgasukhasindhu taraṅgī ||

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

aṅgabhaṅga (अंगभंग).—m Corporeal gestures and action, scenic turning and twisting. The feel- ing of great relaxation or lassitude.

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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

[«previous next»] — Angabhanga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅgabhaṅga (अङ्गभङ्ग).—

1) palsy or paralysis of limbs; °विकल इव भूत्वा स्थास्यामि (vikala iva bhūtvā sthāsyāmi) Ś.2.

2) twisting or stretching out of the limbs (as is done by a man just after he rises from sleep); साङ्गभङ्गमुत्थाय (sāṅgabhaṅgamutthāya) Vb.; जृम्भितैः साङ्गभङ्गैः (jṛmbhitaiḥ sāṅgabhaṅgaiḥ) Mu.3.21, K.85.

3) The middle part of the anus and testicles.

Derivable forms: aṅgabhaṅgaḥ (अङ्गभङ्गः).

Aṅgabhaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṅga and bhaṅga (भङ्ग).

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

Aṅgabhaṅga (अङ्गभङ्ग).—[masculine] distortion of the limbs.*

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Angabhanga 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Angabhanga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃgabhaṃga (ಅಂಗಭಂಗ):—[noun] loss of control or of feeling of, partial or complete, in the muscles of the body; a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor of the body or a part; palsy.

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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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