Dhanyaka, Dhānyaka, Dhānyakā, Dhanyāka, Dhānyāka: 9 definitions

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Dhanyaka 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

Dhānyaka (धान्यक):—Another name for Kustumburu (Coriandrum sativum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda. It can also be spelled as Dhānyakā.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Dhānyaka (धान्यक) or Dhānya refers to the medicinal plant Coriandrum sativum L., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Dhānyaka] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Dhānyaka (धान्यक) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Coriandrum sativum Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning dhānyaka] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dhānyaka (धान्यक).—One of the eight saubhāgyas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 60. 8 and 28.
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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

Dhanyāka (धन्याक).—

1) A plant bearing a small pungent seed used as a condiment.

2) The seed of this plant (coriander).

Derivable forms: dhanyākam (धन्याकम्).

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Dhānyāka (धान्याक).—Coriander.

Derivable forms: dhānyākam (धान्याकम्).

See also (synonyms): dhānyā.

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

Dhanyāka (धन्याक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A plant, bearing a small pungent seed used by the Hindus as a condiment, (Coriandrum sativum.) E. dhana to produce, (as grain,) deriv. irr. dhanyate bhakṣyārthibhiḥ . dhaniyā iti khyāte padārthe .

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Dhānyaka (धान्यक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Coriander, (C. sativum) E. kan added to dhānya; also dhanyāka and dhānyāka.

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Dhānyāka (धान्याक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Coriander. E. svārthe aṇ added to dhanyāka .

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

Dhānyaka (धान्यक).—[dhānya + ka], 1. A substitute for dhānya in the latter part of a comp. word. kumbhī-, adj. Having vessels full of corn, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 7 (sufficing for one year, [Kullūka Schol. ed. [Mānavadharmaśāstra]]). kuśūla-, adj. Having granaries full of corn (sufficing for three years, [Kullūka Schol. ed. [Mānavadharmaśāstra]]), ib. bahu-, adj. Abounding in corn, Mahābhārata 2, 1187.

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

Dhānyaka (धान्यक).—(adj. —°) = [preceding] [neuter]; [neuter] coriander.

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

1) Dhanyaka (धन्यक):—[from dhan] m. Name of a man, [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) Dhanyāka (धन्याक):—[from dhan] n. Coriandeum Sativum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Dhānyaka (धान्यक):—[from dhā] mfn. (ifc. for dhānya), grain, corn, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Daśakumāra-carita; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] n. = dhānyāka, coriander (cf. dhanyāka).

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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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