Apaci, Apācī, Apacī: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Apachi.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Apacī (अपची) refers to “enlarment of gland of the neck”. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Apacī (अपची) refers to “chronic lymphadenitis” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 apacī] 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

apācī : (f.) southern direction.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apaci (अपचि).—3 P.

1) To honour, respect.

2) To invite respectfully.

3) (5 U.) To gather, collect. -pass.

1) To be reduced in strength or bulk, sink, waste away; अपचितमपि गात्रं व्यायतत्वादलक्ष्यम् (apacitamapi gātraṃ vyāyatatvādalakṣyam) Ś2.4 reduced in bulk, emaciated, lean; to wane, decline, diminish, grow less; राजहंस तव सैव शुभ्रता चीयते न च न चापचीयते (rājahaṃsa tava saiva śubhratā cīyate na ca na cāpacīyate) K.P.1.

2) To fall away from, be deprived of, lose (with abl.); प्रकृतिः सूयते तद्वदानन्त्यान्नापचीयते (prakṛtiḥ sūyate tadvadānantyānnāpacīyate) Mb.

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Apacī (अपची).—[apakṛṣṭaṃ pacyate asau, pac karmakartari ac gaurā° ṅīṣ] A disease in which the glands of the neck are enlarged and swollen.

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Apācī (अपाची).—The south or west; cf. Śiva. B.4.64 and 5.29. °इतरा (itarā) the north (other than south).

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

Apacī (अपची).—f. (-cī) 1. Enlargement of the glands of the neck, &c. 2. Any indolent tumor. E. a neg. paca to ripen, āṅ and ṅīp aff.

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

Apaci (अपचि).—gather, collect; [Passive] decrease, wane, get rid of ([ablative]).

Apaci is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms apa and ci (चि).

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

1) Apaci (अपचि):—[=apa-ci] 1. apa-√2. ci (Imper. 2. sg. -cikīhi) to pay attention to, to respect, [Atharva-veda i, 10, 4.]

2) [=apa-ci] 2. apa-√1. ci -cinoti, to gather, collect:

2) —[Passive voice] -cīyate, to be injured in health or prosperity;

2) —to grow less;

2) —to wane;

2) — (with [ablative]) to lose anything, [Mahābhārata]

3) Apacī (अपची):—[=apa-cī] [from apa-ci] f. a disease consisting in an enlargement of the glands of the neck, [Suśruta]

4) Apācī (अपाची):—[from apāñc] f. the south, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Apacī (अपची):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-cī) (In Medicine.) A disease consisting in ‘a number of tumors some of which are of the size of an Amalaka-stone and others like spawn, which cause itching, but otherwise little pain, burst, suppurate and disappear when others come again’. E. accord. to Suśruta apa and cī, i. e. ‘a bad gathering’; for he writes ‘(granthibhiḥ) ananyavarṇairupacīyamānaṃ cayaprakarṣādapacīṃ vadanti’; an etym. ‘a and paca’ would not merely be at variance with its femin. form. in ī, but with the nature of the disease itself, since the tumors so called attain maturity; for they burst and suppurate: ‘kaṇḍūyutāstelparujaḥ prabhinnāḥ sravanti naśyanti bhavanti cānye’.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Apaci (अपचि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avaci.

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Apaci 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apaci (ಅಪಚಿ):—[noun] a disease, marked by the swelling of the throat glands.

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Apāci (ಅಪಾಚಿ):—

1) [noun] the direction opposite to the north; the south direction.

2) [noun] the direction opposite to the east; the west direction.

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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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