Asphota, Āsphota, Āsphotā: 15 definitions


Asphota means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: Āyurveda and botany

1) Āsphotā (आस्फोता) is a Sanskrit word referring to Clitoria ternatea (butterfly pea), a species of plant in the Fabaceae (leguma/bean) family. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known by the names Aparājitā and Girikarṇikā in Sanskrit. Other commonly used names in English include the “blue pea” and “Asian pigeonwings”. It has two variations, one with white and one with blue flowers. The word Āsphotā is probably derived from Āsphoṭa (ā-sphoṭa “moving, flapping, quivering, trembling”).

2) Āsphota (आस्फोत) is another name (synonym) for Karbudāra, which is the Sanskrit word for Bauhinia variegata (orchid tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Asphota in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum angustifolium (L.) Willd. from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family having the following synonyms: Nyctanthes angustifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of asphota, 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.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Āsphota (आस्फोत) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Clitoria ternatea Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning āsphota] 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āsphōṭa (आस्फोट).—m S A sounding blow, a slap, smack, cuff.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āsphōṭa (आस्फोट).—m A sounding blow, a slap.

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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

Asphota (अस्फोत).—Name of a plant. (Mar. kāṃcana, koraḷa.)

Derivable forms: asphotaḥ (अस्फोतः).

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Āsphoṭa (आस्फोट).—

1) The Arka plant.

2) The sound made by striking on the arms (Mar. chaḍḍū ṭhokaṇeṃ); कर° मिश्रेण (kara° miśreṇa) K.28.

3) Trembling, quivering.

4) Striking or rubbing against, blow; पुच्छ° (puccha°) Mv.5.63; लाङ्गूलास्फोटशब्दाच्च चलितः स महागिरिः (lāṅgūlāsphoṭaśabdācca calitaḥ sa mahāgiriḥ) Mb.

-ṭā The नवमल्लिका (navamallikā) plant, wild variety of Jasmin.

Derivable forms: āsphoṭaḥ (आस्फोटः).

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Āsphota (आस्फोत).—[ā-sphuṭ ac pṛṣo° ṭasya tatvam] Name of several trees; अर्क, कोविदार, भूतलाश (arka, kovidāra, bhūtalāśa).

-tā, -takā Name of several plants; मल्लिका, अपराजिता, सारिवा (mallikā, aparājitā, sārivā).

Derivable forms: āsphotaḥ (आस्फोतः).

See also (synonyms): āsphotaka.

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

Āsphoṭa (आस्फोट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A plant, (Swallow wort.) 2. The sound of striking on the arms, as made by combatants, wrestlers, &c. f.

(-ṭā) A wild variety of jasmin. E. āṅ before sphuṭa to expand, and ac affix; also āsphona and āsphotā.

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Āsphota (आस्फोत).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Swallow wort, (Asclepias gigantea.) 2. Mountain ebony, (Bauhinia variegata, &c.) 3. A kind of echites or savanna flower, (E. dichotoma, Rox.) f.

(-tā) 1. A wild variety of jasmin. 2. Clitoria ternatea. E. āṅ before sphuṭ to blow or expand, ac affix and ṭa changed to ta; or sphai to encrease, with kta affix, and ā converted to o; also sometimes āsphoṭa and āsphoṭā.

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

Āsphoṭa (आस्फोट).—i. e. ā-sphuṭ + a, m. 1. Clapping with the hands, Mahābhārata 2, 900. 2. Clapping, clap in general, Mahābhārata 3, 11141.

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

Āsphoṭa (आस्फोट).—[masculine] na [neuter] moving to and fro, shaking, waving.

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

1) Āsphoṭa (आस्फोट):—[=ā-sphoṭa] [from ā-sphuṭ] m. (and f(ā). , [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) moving or flapping to and fro

2) [v.s. ...] quivering, trembling, shaking

3) [v.s. ...] the sound of clapping or striking on the arms (as made by combatants, wrestlers, etc.), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] a species of plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Āsphota (आस्फोत):—[=ā-sphota] [from ā-sphuṭ] m. (probably for ā-sphoṭa above), Name of several plants, viz. Calotropis Gigantea ([Suśruta]), Bahinia Variegata, Echites Dichotoma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Āsphotā (आस्फोता):—[=ā-sphotā] [from ā-sphota > ā-sphuṭ] f. Name of several plants, viz. Jasminum Sambac ([Suśruta]), Clitoria Ternatea (of two kinds, with white and blue flowers, [Bhāvaprakāśa]), Echites Frutescens, Echites Dichotoma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Āsphoṭa (आस्फोट):—[ā-sphoṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. Swallow-wort. (ṭā) 1. f. A wild jasmin.

2) Āsphota (आस्फोत):—[ā-sphota] (taḥ) 1. m. See āsphoṭa, &c.

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

Āsphoṭa (आस्फोट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akkhoḍa, Apphoḍa.

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Asphota 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

Āsphōṭa (ಆಸ್ಫೋಟ):—[noun] a blast a) an explosion, as of dynamite b) a charge of explosive causing this.

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Āsphōṭa (ಆಸ್ಫೋಟ):—[noun] the plant Calotropis gigantea.

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Āsphōta (ಆಸ್ಫೋತ):—

1) [noun] = ಆಸ್ಫೋಟೆ - [asphote -] 4.

2) [noun] the plant Calotropis gigantica of Asclepiadaceae family.

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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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