Arma: 4 definitions

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Arma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Arma (अर्म) refers to “pterygium” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 arma] 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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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Arma (अर्म) refers to a name-ending for place-names according to Pāṇini VI.2.90. Pāṇini also cautions his readers that the etymological meaning of place-names should not be held authoritative since the name should vanish when the people leave the place who gave their name to it.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arma (अर्म).—[ṛ-man Uṇ.1.137]

1) A disease of the eye.

2) A country to which one should go (gantavyadeśaḥ or cirantanagrāmanivāsaḥ.

3) A cemetery.

4) (pl.) Ruins, rubbish; Vāj.3.11.

Derivable forms: armaḥ (अर्मः), armam (अर्मम्).

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

Arma (अर्म).—[masculine] [plural] rubbish, remnants, ruins.

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

1) Arma (अर्म):—m. [plural] ruins, rubbish, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxx, 11; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc., often ifc. in names of old villages half or entirely gone to ruin (e.g. guptārma, kukkuṭārma, bṛhad-arma, etc., qq.vv.), [Pāṇini 6-2, 90 [sequens] and viii, 2, 2 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) = arman q.v., [Uṇādi-sūtra]

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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. 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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