Chardi: 10 definitions



Chardi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chhardi.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Google Books: Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam: Essentials of Ayurveda

Chardi (छर्दि, “vomiting”).—Chardi is of five types—three by single doṣas, fourth by tridoṣa and the fifth by extrinsic factor (on sight of disgusting things etc.) excessive intake of salty food, unsuitable diet, worms and environmental factors (cold etc.) cause vomiting.

Restlessness, aversion to food, nausea, obstruction in eructation, pain, excessive salivation—these are premonitory symptoms of chardi.

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Chardi (छर्दि) refers to “nausea”, as mentioned in verse 5.15-16 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] normal, fat, and lean (respectively get) those who drink water during, after, and before meals. Cold water removes alcoholism, lassitude, stupor, nausea [viz., chardi], fatigue, giddiness, thirst, heat through hot (factors), hemorrhage, and poison”.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Chardi (छर्दि) refers to “emesis” (vomiting: when contents in your stomach come up and exit through your mouth). Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Chardi (vomiting/emesis) is a Sanskrit medical term used in Ayurveda.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chardī (छर्दी).—f S Vomiting or retching.

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

chardī (छर्दी).—f Vomiting or cetching.

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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

Chardi (छर्दि).—f., [chardikā] Vomiting, sickness.

Derivable forms: chardiḥ (छर्दिः).

See also (synonyms): charda, chardana, chardikā.

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

Chardi (छर्दि).—f.

(-rdiḥ) Vomiting. see charda. E. chṛd to be sick, in Unadi affix also with ṅīṣ added chardī, and with a further addition of kan, chardikā.

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

Chardi (छर्दि).—i. e. chṛd + i, f. Nausea, vomiting, [Suśruta] 1, 108, 18.

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

1) Chardi (छर्दि):—[from chṛd] f. vomiting, sickness, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xxv, 11; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xxxii, 18]

2) [v.s. ...] expulsion (of the breath), [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana iii, 33.]

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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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