Arocaka, Ārocaka: 17 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Arochaka.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Google Books: Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam: Essentials of Ayurveda

Arocaka (अरोचक, “anorexia”).—When the food taken in mouth does not give any taste, it is called ‘arocaka’; bhaktadveṣa is aversion to food and the patient does not like even the sight and talk of food. If there is no ralish in food, it is called ‘abhaktacchanda’ and ‘tṛpti’ is that by which one has feeling of fullness (even without taking food).

Arocaka may be caused by vāta, pitta, kapha, sannipāta and psychic factors like anxiety etc., having respective symptoms. There is astringent, sour (pungent) and sweet taste in mouth in conditions of vāta, pitta, and kapha respectively.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Arocaka (अरोचक) refers to “anorexia” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 arocaka] 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).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Arocaka (अरोचक):—Loss of appetite

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ārocaka (आरोचक).—A country of ancient Bhārata. The people of this place are called Ārocakas. (Śloka 7, Chapter 51, Bhīṣma Parva, Mahābhārata).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Arocaka (अरोचक) refers to “aversion to food” according to the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 14). Accordingly, “This disease [i.e., arocaka] is due to an abnormal excess of vayu, pitta, kapha, combination of these three, grief, fear, greed, anger disagreeable food, spectacle, and odour”.—

a) Arocaka due to vayu, is indicated by tickling sensation in the teeth, and astringent taste in the month; Arocaka due to vayu may also give rise to pain in the heart;

b) Arocaka due to pitta is indicated by pungent, sour, warm, insipid, and stinking taste; Arocaka due to pitta may give rise to thirst, and sensation of heat and dryness;

c) Arocaka due kapha is indicated by saline and sweet taste, slippery tongue, heaviness and coldness of the limbs, and constipation. Arocaka due to kapha may give rise to expectoration, catarrh, and other diseases.

d) Arocaka due to the combination of the three doshas is followed by one or more of the symptoms mentioned above. Arocaka due to the combination of the three doshas may give rise to distraction, bewilderment, and dullness of the mind.

e) Arocaka due to grief and the other causes is accompanied with aversion to food only and not any unnatural taste.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arōcaka (अरोचक).—a (S) Loss of taste; vitiation of palate.

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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

Arocaka (अरोचक).—a. (-cikā f.)

1) Not shining or bright.

2) Causing loss of appetite, producing loathing or disgust.

-kaḥ Loss of appetite; disgust, loathing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ārocaka (आरोचक).—f. °ikā, adj. (to ārocayati with -aka), announcing, making known: preṣyadārikayā kālārocikayā Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.83.16; °cakaḥ 84.5.

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

Arocaka (अरोचक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Indigestion, loss of appetite. E. a neg. rocaka digestion.

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

Arocaka (अरोचक).—I. adj. producing want of appetite, [Suśruta] 1, 207, 13. Ii. m. want of appetite, ib. 1, 169, 1.

Arocaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and rocaka (रोचक).

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

1) Arocaka (अरोचक):—[=a-rocaka] [from a-roka] mfn. not shining, [Kauśika-sūtra], causing want of appetite or disgust, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] m. want or loss of appetite, disgust, indigestion, [Suśruta etc.]

3) Ārocaka (आरोचक):—[=ā-rocaka] See ā-√ruc.

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

Arocaka (अरोचक):—[a-rocaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Indigestion.

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

Arocaka (अरोचक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aroaa.

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Arocaka in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Arocaka (अरोचक) [Also spelled arochak]:—(a) uninteresting; boring; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arōcaka (ಅರೋಚಕ):—

1) [adjective] tasteless a) without taste or flavour; flat; insipid; b) dull; uninteresting.

2) [adjective] causing disgust or boredom.

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Arōcaka (ಅರೋಚಕ):—

1) [noun] that which is dim or lacks lustre.

2) [noun] that which does not stimulate taste buds.

3) [noun] that which does not stimulate interest; a boring object.

4) [noun] a disease which causes taste buds become inactive.

5) [noun] a man who has lost the taste in his food.

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Ārōcaka (ಆರೋಚಕ):—[adjective] that stimulates the taste buds.

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Ārōcaka (ಆರೋಚಕ):—

1) [noun] that which stimulates the taste buds.

2) [noun] a bit of something that excites a desire for more.

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