Ankola, Aṅkola: 14 definitions



Ankola means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल).—A tīrtha, and its merits.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 191. 118-25.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Chapter Nineteen of the Kakṣapuṭatantra (ayurveda)

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल).—The oil of aṅkola employed for reviving the dead in the Kakṣapuṭatantra is used as an antidote to animal poisons in Āyurveda (Carakasaṃhitā, Sūtrasthāna 27.159; Cikitsāsthāna 23.244) and also for rasarasāyana in Rasaśāstra. (See Ānandakanda, Aṅkolakalpa 1.16.1-13; Rasendracūḍāmani, Aṅkolatailapātanavidhi 14.198-228; Rasārṇava 7.129-131).

Note: aṅkola refers to sage-leaf alangium, Alangium salviifolium.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल) or Aṅkoṭha refers to the medicinal plant Alangium salvifolium (L.F.) Wang, Syn. Alangium lamarckii Thwaits., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Aṅkola] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Alangium salvifolium (Linn. f.) Wang.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning aṅkola] 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल) refers to a kind of tree (vṛkṣa) commonly found in the forests (vaṇa) of ancient India, mentioned in the Jñātādharmakathāṅga-sūtra. Forests have been a significant part of the Indian economy since ancient days. They have been considered essential for economic development in as much as, besides bestowing many geographical advantages, they provide basic materials for building, furniture and various industries. The most important forest products are wood and timber which have been used by the mankind to fulfil his various needs—domestic, agricultural and industrial.

Different kinds of trees (e.g., the Aṅkola tree) provided firewood and timber. The latter was used for furniture, building materials, enclosures, staircases, pillars, agricultural purposes, e. g. for making ploughs, transportation e. g. for making carts, chariots, boats, ships, and for various industrial needs. Vaṇa-kamma was an occupation dealing in wood and in various otherforest products. Iṅgāla-kamma was another occupation which was concerned with preparing charcoal from firewood.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Aṅkola, (dial. for aṅkura) a species of tree Alangium Hexapetalum J.VI, 535. Cp. next. (Page 6)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅkōla (अंकोल).—m f S pop. aṅkōḷa f A small tree, Alangium hexapetalum or decapetalum. 2 n The fruit. The oil is used in enchantments.

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

aṅkōla (अंकोल).—m Alangium Lamarku.

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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

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल).—[aṅkyate lakṣyate kīlākārakaṇṭaiḥ; aṅk oṭa-ṭha -la] Name of a tree (Mar. pistā), Alangium Hexapetalum; अङ्कोलाश्च कुरण्टाश्च (aṅkolāśca kuraṇṭāśca) Rām.4.1.8. Walnut (Mar. akroḍa); अङ्कोलैर्भव्यतिनिशैः (aṅkolairbhavyatiniśaiḥ) Rām 2.99.8. so अङकोलकः, स्वार्थे कन् (aṅakolakaḥ, svārthe kan); अङ्कोलिका (aṅkolikā).

Derivable forms: aṅkolaḥ (अङ्कोलः).

See also (synonyms): aṅkoṭa, aṅkoṭha.

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

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल).—m.

(-laḥ) A plant. See aṅkoṭa; also aṅkolaka.

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

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल):—aṅkoṭha, aṅkoṭa, aṅkolla, aṅkolaka m. the plant Alangium Hexapetalum.

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

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल):—m.

(-laḥ) A plant. See aṅkoṭa and aṅkoṭha; also aṅkolaka.

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

Aṅkola (अङ्कोल):—(laḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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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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