Cikitsa, Cikitsā: 13 definitions


Cikitsa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Chikitsa.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा) refers to “(medical) treatment” (e.g., for poison), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—In the penultimate Adhyāya of the Kāśyapasaṃhitā (XII. 63) the sage states that cikitsā or treatment for poison is eight-fold—Cauterisation, incision, blood letting, massage with oils, suction, medication by drink or effusion, lepa or external ointment and nasya or nasal sprays or nasal fillings. Formulations prescribed by Kāśyapa are reckoned for their easy availability, sheer clarity and easy administration. Rather than the use of chemicals, acids, bromides etc. he has drawn from the vast storehouse of nature, more so the vegetable kingdom whose efficacy has been observed, tried and recommended from time to time.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Cikitsā.—(CII 1), medical treatment. Note: cikitsā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cikitsā (चिकित्सा).—f (S) The practice of medicine. 2 Prognosis or the prognostic division of medicine. 3 Hence minute and close examination; esp. as viewed as captious or hypercritical. 4 A suspicion or surmise; an imagination of ill: also a fancy, an opinion or apprehension bred by one's imagination or fears. v .

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

cikitsā (चिकित्सा).—f The practice of medicine. Close examination; prognosis.

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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

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा).—[kit svārthe san bhāve a]

1) Administering remedies or medicine, medical treatment, curing, healing.

2) (In the system of medicine) Therapeutics, one of the six sections (or sthānāni) of medicine.

3) Control, punishment; प्रमत्तस्य ते करोमि चिकित्सां दण्ड- पाणिरिव जनतायाः (pramattasya te karomi cikitsāṃ daṇḍa- pāṇiriva janatāyāḥ) Bhāgavata 5.1.7.

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

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा).—f.

(-tsā) The practice of medicine, healing, curing, administering or applying remedies. E. kit to relieve, (disease,) in the reduplicate form, affixes a and ṭāp . kita-svārthe san bhāve a .

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

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा).—i. e. cikitsa (see cikitsaka), + ā, f. The practice of medicine, curing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 71, 26.

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

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा):—[from cit] f. medical attendance, practice or science of medicine ([especially] therapeutics, one of the six sections of med.), [, i, 67; ii, 224; Rāmāyaṇa vi, 71, 26; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा):—(tsā) 1. f. Idem.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Cigicchā, Tigiccha, Tigicchā, Teicchā, Teicchī.

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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

Cikitsā (चिकित्सा) [Also spelled chikitsa]:—(nf) treatment; remedy; medication, therapy; (a) medical therapeutic; -[paddhati] system of medicine; line of treatment; -[vyavasāya] medical practice; -[vyavasāyī] medical practitioner; -[śāstra] medicine, medical science.

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