Darvika, Dārvikā, Darvikā, Darvīka: 10 definitions

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Darvika 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Dārvikā (दार्विका) is another name for Gojihvā (Onosma bracteatum) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. Certain plant parts of Gojihvā are eaten as vegetables.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dārvikā (दार्विका) is another name for Gojihvā, a medicinal plant identified with Onosma bracteatum Wall. (“true indigo”) from the Boraginaceae or “borage” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.86-87 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 Dārvikā and Gojihvā, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Darvīka (दर्वीक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.53) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Darvīka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Darvika (दर्विक) or Darvikā (दर्विका).—A ladle, spoon.

Derivable forms: darvikaḥ (दर्विकः).

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Darvikā (दर्विका).—f. A kind of collyrium.

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Dārvikā (दार्विका).—f. A kind of collyrium; कर्पर्यां दार्विकापि च (karparyāṃ dārvikāpi ca) Nm.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Darvikā (दर्विका).—(= Sanskrit Lex. id.; Sanskrit darvī), spoon, ladle: Mahāvyutpatti 9047; āyasa-d° Mahāvyutpatti 9347.

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

Dārvikā (दार्विका) or Dārvvikā.—f.

(-kā) 1. A sort of collyrium prepared from an infusion of the Curcuma zanthorrhizon. 2. A sort of potherb: see gojihvā. E. dārvī as below, and kan aff.

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

1) Darvika (दर्विक):—[from darma] m. a ladle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Darvikā (दर्विका):—[from darvika > darma] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] See dārv

4) Dārvikā (दार्विका):—[from dārvaka > dāru] f. Name of a plant = go-jihvā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] collyrium prepared from Curcuma Aromatica or Xanthorrhiza, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Vāyu-purāṇa iv, 24, 18.]

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

Dārvikā (दार्विका):—(kā) 1. f. A sort of collyrium; a sort of potherb.

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Darvika 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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