Curnita, Cūrṇita: 8 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Churnita.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित) refers to “powdering (of ingredients)”, 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).—The tenth Adhyāya prescribes antidotes for Rājilā snake venom.—According to the Kāśyapasaṃhitā verse X.16: “Fumigation with equal quantities of powder (cūrṇita) of the saps of Vyoṣa, feather, Bilāla, hair of mongoose drenched /mixed with black gram and milk destroys all kinds of poison”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित):—[cūrṇitam] Powdering – preparing fine powder

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित).—a.

1) Pounded, pulverized.

2) Crushed, bruised, smashed, shattered to pieces; Kumārasambhava 5.24.

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

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Ground, pounded, reduced to dust or powder. 2. Squeezed, smashed. E. cūrṇ to pound, kta aff.

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

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित):—[from cūrṇ] mfn. = ṇī-kṛta, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Pounded.

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

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Cuṇṇia, Cūria.

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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

Cūrṇita (चूर्णित) [Also spelled churnit]:—(a) crushed, pulverized, reduced to powder.

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