Ashthila, Aṣṭhīlā, Āṣṭhīla: 6 definitions


Ashthila 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.

The Sanskrit terms Aṣṭhīlā and Āṣṭhīla can be transliterated into English as Asthila or Ashthila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Āṣṭhīla (आष्ठील) refers to “enlarged prostrate” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 āṣṭhīla] 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṣṭhīlā (अष्ठीला).—[aṣṭhistattulyakaṭhināśmānaṃ rāti; rā-ka, rasya laḥ dīrghaḥ Tv.]

1) A round swelling below the navel produced by wind.

2) A kind of disease of urine.

3) A globular or round body (in general).

4) A round pebble or stone. ततो जज्ञे मांसपेशी लोहाष्ठीलेव संहता (tato jajñe māṃsapeśī lohāṣṭhīleva saṃhatā) Mb.1.115.12.

5) Kernel.

6) Seed corn.

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

Aṣṭhīlā (अष्ठीला).—f.

(-lā) 1. A round pebble or stone. 2. A globular swelling below the navel, produced by wind. 3. Contusion. E. asthi a bone, to bring (to resemble,) ka aff.

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

Aṣṭhīlā (अष्ठीला).— (probably from asthi), f. 1. A kernel, Mahābhārata 3, 10629. 2. A ball, Mahābhārata 1, 4494.

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

Aṣṭhīlā (अष्ठीला).—[feminine] globe, ball, round pebble or stone.

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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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