Bhargi, Bhārgī: 6 definitions



Bhargi 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bhārgī (भार्गी) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “blue fountain bush”, a plant species from the Lamiaceae (mint/deadnettle) family, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the plant is Rotheca serrata and is commonly known in English as the “beetle killer”, among others. The word Bhārgī is derived from Bharga, meaning “effulgence, splendour”

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhārgī (भार्गी).—f. (-rgī) A shrub, (Siphonanthus Indica.) E. bharga Brahma, and aṇ aff.; sacred to that deity. “vāmanahāṭi” .

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

1) Bhārgī (भार्गी):—[from bhārga] f. a queen of the Bhargas, [Pāṇini 4-1, 178]

2) [v.s. ...] Clerodendrum Siphonantus, [Suśruta] ([probably] [wrong reading] for bhārṅgī)

3) [v.s. ...] Piper Chaba, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Bhārgi (भार्गि):—[from bhārga] m. [patronymic] [from] bharga, [Pāṇini 4-1, 111 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Bhārgī (भार्गी):—(rgī) 3. f. A shrub (Siphonanthus Indica).

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhargi 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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