Bileshaya, Bileśaya, Vileśaya, Vileshaya: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Bileśaya and Vileśaya can be transliterated into English as Bilesaya or Bileshaya or Vilesaya or Vileshaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Animals such as, the

  • Shvāvit,
  • Shalyaka,
  • Godhā,
  • Shasha,
  • Vrishadansha,
  • Lopāka,
  • Lomasha-Karna,
  • Kadali,
  • Mriga-Priyaka,
  • Ajagara,
  • Sarpa,
  • Mushika,
  • Nakula
  • and Mahā-Vabhru

belong to the group of Vileshaya (hole-dwellers).

The general properties of the flesh of animals belonging to this species are to increase the consistency of stool and urine. They are heat-making in potency, sweet in digestion as those of the preceding group. They subdue the Vāyu and generate the Pittam and Kapham. They are demulcent and beneficial in cough, dyspnœa and cachexia.

The Vileśaya is a sub-group of the Jāṅghala group (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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context information

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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bileśaya (बिलेशय).—

1) A snake; बिलेशयाधीशशरीरशायिनः (bileśayādhīśaśarīraśāyinaḥ) Viṣṇumahimna 34; Abh. Chin.133.

2) A mouse, rat; यत्र दन्दशूकाः पञ्चमुखाः सप्तमुखा उपसृत्य ग्रसन्ति यथा बिलेशयान् (yatra dandaśūkāḥ pañcamukhāḥ saptamukhā upasṛtya grasanti yathā bileśayān) Bhāg.5.26.33.

3) Any animal living in burrows.

4) A hare; बिलेशया वातहरा मधुरा रसपाकयोः (bileśayā vātaharā madhurā rasapākayoḥ) Bhāva. P.

Derivable forms: bileśayaḥ (बिलेशयः).

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

Bileśaya (बिलेशय).—m. (yaḥ) 1. An animal that lives in holes. 2. A snake. 3. A hare. 4. A rat.

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Vileśaya (विलेशय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A snake. 2. A rat. 3. A hare. 4. Any animal living or burrowing in holes. E. vila a hole, in the seventh case, and śaya who sleeps or dwells.

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

Vileśaya (विलेशय).—i. e. vila + i-śī + a, m. Any animal living in holes, as a snake, a rat, a hare.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bileśaya (बिलेशय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a teacher of yoga. Quoted in Haṭhapradīpikā. Oxf. 233^b.

context information

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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