Cirbhata, Cirbhaṭa: 6 definitions


Cirbhata 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 Chirbhata.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Cirbhaṭa (चिर्भट) is a Sanskrit word referring to Cucumis melo var momordica, a plant species in the Cucurbitaceae family. Certain plant parts of Cirbhaṭa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Cirbhaṭa is useful for purgation.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cirbhaṭa (चिर्भट).—[masculine] ī [feminine] a kind of cucumber.

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

Cirbhaṭa (चिर्भट):—m. (cf. carbh) Cucumis utilissimus (also its fruit), [Caraka vi, 10]

[Sanskrit to German]

Cirbhata 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cirbhaṭa (ಚಿರ್ಭಟ):—

1) [noun] the vine Cucumis melo (= C. aromatics, = C. utilissimus) of Cucurbitaceae family; the sweet or musk melon plant.

2) [noun] its sweet fruit; sweet melon; musk melon.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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