Avakusha, aka: Avakuśa; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Avakuśa can be transliterated into English as Avakusa or Avakusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Avakuśa (अवकुश)—Sanskrit word for an animal corresponding to “monkey”, “golāṅgula” (Macaca silenus). This animal is from the group called Parṇa-mṛga (‘tree dwellers’ or ‘tree-dwelling arboreal animals’). Parṇa-mṛga itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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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