Avaleha: 12 definitions



Avaleha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Avaleh.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Avaleha (अवलेह):—Another name for Rasakriyā, a decoction of drugs boiled till it becomes semi-solid. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Avaleha (अवलेह, “linctus”) is another name for Leha, a Sanskrit technical term appearing in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva..—Leha (linctus) is a typical Ayurvedic preparation, which is heavy in nature. It is the extract preparations (the first five mentioned) that are boiled down to consistence. Rasakriyā and avaleha are its other names. For preparing leha, the mentioned drugs are decoctioned and to this jaggary or sugar and the paste (if mentioned) are mixed. It is cooked in slow fire. When it becomes semi solid, the powdered drugs, ghee, oil etc can be added. As sugar agents, ghee etc are added it is rejuvenating and bulk promoting.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Avaleha (अवलेह):—A pharmaceutical dosage form confectionery the decoctions are further concentrated to semisolid consistency after adding sweetening and other substances over fire

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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

avalēha (अवलेह).—m S Medicine to be taken by licking; a bolus, an electuary &c., a lambative, a linctus.

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

avalēha (अवलेह).—m Medicine to be taken in by licking.

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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

Avaleha (अवलेह).—

1) Licking, lapping.

2) An extract (as of Soma).

3) An electuary, confection; दाडिम° (dāḍima°).

Derivable forms: avalehaḥ (अवलेहः).

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

Avaleha (अवलेह).—m.

(-haḥ) An extract, and electuary, confection. E. ava, and leha licking, what is to be licked with the tongue, not masticated or drank.

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

1) Avaleha (अवलेह):—[=ava-leha] [from ava-lih] a m. licking, lapping, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] an extract, electuary, [Suśruta]

3) [=ava-leha] b etc. See ava-√lih.

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

Avaleha (अवलेह):—[ava-leha] (haḥ) 1. m. An electuary.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Avaleha (अवलेह):—(von lih mit ava) m. Latwerge, Paste mit Zucker u.s.w. zum Lecken [Suśruta 2, 73, 20. 448, 19.] avalehakalpanā [Śārṅgadhara] in [Weber’s Verzeichniss 283 (XIV).]

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Avaleha (अवलेह):—das Ablecken: raktāva [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 12, 6.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Avaleha (अवलेह):—m.

1) das Ablecken.

2) Extract ([Materia medica of the Hindus 10]), Latwerge , Paste mit Zucker u.s.w.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avaleha (अवलेह) [Also spelled avaleh]:—(nm) jelly; confection.

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