Dridhavalka, Dridha-valka, Dṛḍhavalkā: 4 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Dṛḍhavalkā can be transliterated into English as Drdhavalka or Dridhavalka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Dridhavalka in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dṛḍhavalkā (दृढवल्का) is another name for Ambaṣṭhā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.77-79 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Ambaṣṭhā is a highly controversial plant. Vaidyas use different plants at different places for this. The reason is the confused description of the drug by various authors. Together with the names Dṛḍhavalkā and Ambaṣṭhā, there are a total of sixteen 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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[«previous next»] — Dridhavalka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dṛḍhavalka (दृढवल्क):—[=dṛḍha-valka] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. ‘hard-barked’, the Areca-palm, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Dṛḍhavalkā (दृढवल्का):—[=dṛḍha-valkā] [from dṛḍha-valka > dṛḍha > dṛh] f. Hibiscus Cannabinus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dṛḍhavalka (दृढवल्क):——

1) m. Arecapalme [Rājan 11,240.] —

2) f. ā Hibiscus cannabinus [Rājan 4,79.]

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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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