Dridhakanda, Dridha-kanda, Dṛḍhakāṇḍa, Dṛḍhakāṇḍā: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Dṛḍhakāṇḍa and Dṛḍhakāṇḍā can be transliterated into English as Drdhakanda or Dridhakanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Dṛḍhakāṇḍā (दृढकाण्डा) is another name for Vatsādanī, a medicinal plant identified with Cocculus hirsutus (broom creeper or ink berry) from the Menispermaceae or “moonseed” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.102-104 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Dṛḍhakāṇḍā and Vatsādanī, there are a total of six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dṛḍhakāṇḍa (दृढकाण्ड).—a bamboo.
Derivable forms: dṛḍhakāṇḍaḥ (दृढकाण्डः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇḍaḥ) A bamboo. E. dṛḍha, and kāṇḍa a stem.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dṛḍhakāṇḍa (दृढकाण्ड):—[=dṛḍha-kāṇḍa] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. ‘strong stemmed’, a bamboo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Dṛḍhakāṇḍā (दृढकाण्डा):—[=dṛḍha-kāṇḍā] [from dṛḍha-kāṇḍa > dṛḍha > dṛh] f. a kind of creeping plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Dṛḍhakāṇḍa (दृढकाण्ड):—[=dṛḍha-kāṇḍa] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] n. a kind of fragrant grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dṛḍhakāṇḍa (दृढकाण्ड):—[dṛḍha-kāṇḍa] (ṇḍaḥ) 1. m. A bambu.
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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