Ankalodya, Aṅkaloḍya, Anka-lodya: 7 definitions


Ankalodya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Aṅkaloḍya (अङ्कलोड्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to Euryale ferox (fox nut), a plant species in the Nymphaeaceae family. Certain plant parts of Tarūṭa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ankalodya in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Ceropegia edulis Hort. ex Decne., Ceropegia esculenta. For the possible medicinal usage of ankalodya, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Ankalodya in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Aṅkaloḍya (अङ्कलोड्य).—[aṅkena loḍyate asau] a kind of tree (Mar. ciṃcoṭa), ginger.

Derivable forms: aṅkaloḍyaḥ (अङ्कलोड्यः).

Aṅkaloḍya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṅka and loḍya (लोड्य).

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

Aṅkaloḍya (अङ्कलोड्य):—[=aṅka-loḍya] [from aṅka > aṅk] m. ginger, Ciñcoḍa or Ciñcoṭaka.

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

Aṅkaloḍya (अङ्कलोड्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ḍyaḥ) The name of a plant. See ciñcoṭaka and ciñcoḍa. E. aṅka and loḍya.

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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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