Cakrahva, Cakrāhva, Cakra-ahva: 8 definitions
Cakrahva 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chakrahva.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Cakrāhva (चक्राह्व) refers to Indrayava (Holarrhena antidysenterica) and is the name of a medicinal plant dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Cakrāhva) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Cakrāhva (चक्राह्व) is another name for Cakramarda, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia tora Linn., synonym of Senna tora or “sickle senna” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.198-200 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Cakrāhva and Cakramarda, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Cakrāhva (चक्राह्व).—the ruddy goose;
Derivable forms: cakrāhvaḥ (चक्राह्वः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cakrāhvā (चक्राह्वा).—m. the ruddy goose, Anas casarca Gm., [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 14, 62.
Cakrāhvā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and āhvā (आह्वा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cakrāhva (चक्राह्व).—[masculine] = cakravāka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Cakrāhva (चक्राह्व):—[from cakra] m. = hvaya, [Pāṇinīya-śikṣā] ([Ṛg-veda]), [36; Yājñavalkya i, 173; Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] = kra-gaja, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Cakrāhvā (चक्राह्वा):—[from cakrāhva > cakra] f. See krāṅkā.
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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Starts with: Cakrahvaya.
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