Anupana, Anupāna: 13 definitions


Anupana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anupan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Anupāna (अनुपान):—Any liquid which is taken soon after food. Drink should having properties opposite to that of food, but should not becomes incompatible with the particular food is Anupan (after drink). It helps in easy movement , digestion and assimilation of the food particles.

Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Anupāna (अनुपान) refers to the “drink take” (along with or after medicine), according to sections on the treatment of Horses (Gajāyurveda or Aśvāyurveda) in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—The Anupāna i.e. the drink take along with or after medicine was important in treatment. Because it may help in carrying, absorption, assimilation and enhancing action of the drugs. Normally the selection of anupāna is done depends upon disease, doṣa etc. The following anupāna are mentioned in Garuḍapurāṇa based upon the doṣa.

  1. Vāta-roga,
  2. Kapha-roga,
  3. Pitta-roga.
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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anupāna (अनुपान).—n (S) In medicine. A vehicle. 2 Freely. Any article or particular concomitant upon the main one of a regimen: also the subordinate points and items to be observed with respect to a corn-field, garden &c. v dhara, bāḷaga, sambhāḷa. 3 Freely. Any accompaniment in the character of Antidote or Antagonist: as pālīcēṃ tēla viñcācēṃ a0 apathya- snānācēṃ a0 tāmrabhasma, ajīrṇācēṃ a0 laṅghana. a0 sādhaṇēṃ-jamaṇēṃ-basaṇēṃ-hōṇēṃ-miḷaṇēṃ expresses the fitting, suiting, agreeing of the secondaries with the principal, or of the antidote or corrective with the evil incurred.

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

anupāna (अनुपान).—n (In medicine.) A vehicle, a drink with or after medicine. Some- times also used as antidote.

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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

Anupāna (अनुपान).—

1) A drink taken with or after medicine अनु भेषजेन सह पश्चाद्वा यत् किञ्चिन्मधुक्षीरादि पीयते तत् (anu bheṣajena saha paścādvā yat kiñcinmadhukṣīrādi pīyate tat)); a fluid vehicle in medicine.

2) A drink close at hand. हन्तानुपानमित्युच्छिचष्टं वै मे पीतँ (hantānupānamityucchicaṣṭaṃ vai me pītaṃ)स्यादिति होवाच (syāditi hovāca) Ch. Up.1.1.3.

Derivable forms: anupānam (अनुपानम्).

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

Anupāna (अनुपान).—n.

(-naṃ) A fluid vehicle in medicine; drink taken with or after medicine. E. anu after or with, and pāna a drink.

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

1) Anupāna (अनुपान):—[=anu-pāna] [from anu-pā] a n. a fluid vehicle in medicine

2) [v.s. ...] drink taken with or after medicine

3) [v.s. ...] drink after eating

4) [v.s. ...] drink to be had near at hand, (Comm. on), [Chāndogya-upaniṣad i, 10, 3.]

5) [=anu-pāna] b See 1. anu- √1. .

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

Anupāna (अनुपान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) 1) (In Medicine.) A fluid vehicle in medicine, drink taken after or with medicine.

2) (In a passage of the Chhānd. Upan.) Drink which is near or stands close by. E. anu and pāna.

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

Anupāna (अनुपान):—[anu-pāna] (naṃ) 1. n. A fluid vehicle in medicine.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anupana in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anupāna (अनुपान) [Also spelled anupan]:—(nm) fluid vehicle in medicine.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anupāna (ಅನುಪಾನ):—

1) [noun] a substance added to a drug to aid its action in the prevention, amelioration or cure of disease; an adjuvant.

2) [noun] the manner prescribed taking a medicine.

3) [noun] medical or surgical care, esp. a systematic course of this; treatment of a medical patient.

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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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