Arkahva, Arkāhva, Arka-ahva: 4 definitions

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Arkahva 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Arkahva [अर्काह्वः] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Calotropis gigantea Calotropis gigantea (L.) W. T. Aiton from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family. For the possible medicinal usage of arkahva, 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.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arkāhva (अर्काह्व).—the swallow wort.

Derivable forms: arkāhvaḥ (अर्काह्वः).

Arkāhva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms arka and āhva (आह्व).

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

1) Arkāhva (अर्काह्व):—m. ‘named (after) Arka’, the stone Sūryakānta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) the plant Pinus Webbiana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Arkahva 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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