Dhanvantarinighantu, Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu, Dhanvantari-nighantu: 3 definitions
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Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)
Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu (धन्वन्तरिनिघण्टु) is a lexicon dealing with medical terms, may be said to be the first dictionary of technical terms. Attributed to Dhanvantari who lived before 500 A.D., the dictionary deals with the terminology in respect of medical herbs and plants with their properties as may be useful for curing various diseases. The work is also called Dravyāvalīnighaṇṭu.
Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu (धन्वन्तरिनिघण्टु) refers to one of the various Nighaṇṭhus, representing a tradition of Ayurvedic literature.—The author of the Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu is believed to be Dhanvantari. It is generally considered as a 11th century CE work and is one of the important works on dravyaguṇa. It contains seven chapters which are guḍūcyādivarga, śatapuṣpādivaraga, candanādivarga, karavīrādivarga, āmrādivarga, suvarṇādivarga and miśrakādivarga. It seems to be the first nighaṇṭu in which the synonyms, properties, actions and the uses of drugs are described. The second chapter of this work includes the synonyms and properties of spices. The sixth chapter contains synonyms and properties of different types of grains.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu (धन्वन्तरिनिघण्टु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a glossary of materia medica. Cop. 105. Io. 1507. Oxf. 194^b. L. 823. K. 212. B. 4, 226. Report. Xxxvi. Ben. 64. Bik. 636. Kāṭm. 13. NW. 592. Np. I, 12. Burnell. 70^b. Taylor. 1, 118. 253. Oppert. 3991. 5021. Ii, 523. 4172. 4658. 6582. 8244. Rice. 294. Bühler 558. Quoted by Kṣīrasvāmin on Amarakośa, in Bhāvaprakāśa Oxf. 311^b, Nighaṇṭurāja Oxf. 323^a.
2) Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu (धन्वन्तरिनिघण्टु):—read Oppert. 8021 instead of 5021.
3) Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu (धन्वन्तरिनिघण्टु):—Fl. 351 (inc.). Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 39. Io. 1114. 1507. Peters. 4, 39 (and—[commentary]). Rgb. 923. 924.
4) Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu (धन्वन्तरिनिघण्टु):—Ulwar 1636.
5) Dhanvantarinighaṇṭu (धन्वन्तरिनिघण्टु):—Bc 452. L.. 1220. Tb. 174.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Dhanvantari, Nighantu.
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Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Flora (10): Roots < [Chapter 5 - Aspects of Nature]
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Jivanandana of Anadaraya Makhin (Study) (by G. D. Jayalakshmi)
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