Antahpushpa, Antaḥpuṣpa, Antar-pushpa: 2 definitions


Antahpushpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Antaḥpuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Antahpuspa or Antahpushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Antahpushpa in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Antaḥpuṣpa (अन्तःपुष्प):—[antaḥpuṣpam] Ovum the female reproductive or germ cell capable of developping into a new organism of same species.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Antaḥpuṣpa (अन्तःपुष्प).—[karma.] the menstrual matter of women, before it regularly begins to flow every month; वर्षद्वादशकादूर्ध्वं यदि पुष्पं बहिर्न हि । अन्तःपुष्पं भवत्येव पनसोदुम्बरादिवत् (varṣadvādaśakādūrdhvaṃ yadi puṣpaṃ bahirna hi | antaḥpuṣpaṃ bhavatyeva panasodumbarādivat) Kāśyapa; °ष्पम् (ṣpam) is therefore the age between 12 and the menstruation period.

Derivable forms: antaḥpuṣpam (अन्तःपुष्पम्).

Antaḥpuṣpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and puṣpa (पुष्प).

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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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