Dugdha: 21 definitions


Dugdha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dugdh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Padma-purana

Dugdha (दुग्ध) refers to “milk” and is used in the worship of Gaṇeśa, according to the Padmapurāṇa 1.65 (“The Slaying of Kālakeya”).—Accordingly, as Vyāsa said:—“[...] The king is not angry with him; plague does not occur in his house; he does not feel the dearth (of anything); he does not suffer from weakness after (i.e. due to his) having worshipped Gaṇeśa. ‘(My) salutation to the chief of the Gaṇas, who removes all difficulties, who was worshipped even by gods for accomplishing their desired objects’. The sacred formula is: ‘Om, salutation to Gaṇapati’. He, who would worship the protector of the Gaṇas, with flowers dear to Viṣṇu, and other fragrant flowers, with modakas, fruits, roots and other seasonal things, with curds and milk [i.e., dadhi-dugdha], pleasing musical instruments, and with incense and (other) fragrant (objects) obtains success in all undertakings. [...]”.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dugdha (दुग्ध) refers to “milk without sugar”, which is used in the Dhārāpūjā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“milk without sugar (dugdha) is usually taken for the Dhārā. If the devotee is deficient in intellect and yearns for the same, sugar shall be added to milk for the sake of Dhārā. His intellect will become as keen as that of Bṛhaspati. The Dhārā shall be continued till ten thousand mantras are completely repeated”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Dugdha (दुग्ध) refers to “milk” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—In the Dugdha or “milk” group of foodstuffs, the following substances are beneficial (hita) to the body: Gavya (cow-milk). The following substances are harmful (ahita) to the body: Meṣī (milk of ewe).

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Dugdha (दुग्ध):—Milk; Synonym of Kshira.

Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Dugdha (दुग्ध) or Dugdhapāyasa refers to “milk pudding” and is used in the treatment of injured horses, according to sections on the treatment of Horses (Gajāyurveda or Aśvāyurveda) in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—[The management of ardha-praharāśva (partially/slightly injured horse)]—The horse when hurt or injured should be treated immediately so as to keep fit. When the horse is partially injured, in such condition guggulu is advised. And the diet should be dugdha-pāyasa (milk pudding) for immediate/ speedily recovery.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Dugdha (दुग्ध) refers to “milk”, according to the Vivekamārtaṇḍa (verse 197-98).—Accordingly: “Just as [when] ghee has been poured into ghee, there is just ghee and [when] milk [has been poured] into milk [there is just milk], [so when] the Yogin [is absorbed in the highest reality,] there is just the highest reality. Like milk (dugdha) in milk, ghee in ghee and fire in fire, the Yogin who has dissolved into the highest state goes to absorption in it”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Economic Life In Ancient India (as depicted in Jain canonical literature)

Dugdha (दुग्ध) refers to “milk” obtained from cows. Dairy farming was carried on in a big way in ancient India. There were large cow-sheds (gomaṇḍava or gomaṇḍapa) where the herds of cows, bulls and calves were kept. There was abundant supply of milk (dugdha or khira) and its four products (gorasa) viz. curd (dadhi), butter milk (udasi or maṭṭhā), butter (ṇavaṇiya or navanīta), clarified butter or ghee (ghṛta or ghaya). Milk and milk products were available in plenty at the dairy (dohaṇa-vāḍaga). The products were stored in ‘khira sālā’. Many articles of daily food were prepared with the help of milk and its products. People could get highly nutritious food because of the easy and large supply of the dairy products.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dugdha.—cf. a-dugdha-dadhi-grahaṇa (IE 8-5); milk which the villagers (probably, the milkmen) were obliged to supply to the king or landlord on occasions and to the touring officers. Note: dugdha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dugdha [दुग्धा] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ceropegia edulis (Edgew.) Bruyns from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Caralluma edulis, Caralluma vittata, Caralluma mouretii, Caudanthera edulis. For the possible medicinal usage of dugdha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dugdha (दुग्ध).—n (S) Milk. 2 The milky sap of Euphorbium and other plants.

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dugdhā (दुग्धा).—f m (dvidhā S) Doubt or uncertainty. v asa, disa, vāṭa. 2 Hesitation, fluctuation, suspense. 3 Gen. used as ad and without inflection, signifying Dubiously, undecidedly, vaguely, indeterminately.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dugdha (दुग्ध).—n Milk.

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dugdhā (दुग्धा).—f m Doubt or uncertainty. v asa, disa, vāṭa. Hesitation.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dugdha (दुग्ध).—&c. See under दुह् (duh).

See also (synonyms): dugha.

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Dugdha (दुग्ध).—p. p. [duh-kta]

1) Milked, milked out.

2) Extracted, drawn out &c.

3) Collected, filled, full.

-gdham 1 Milk.

2) The milky juice of plants.

3) Milking.

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

Dugdha (दुग्ध).—mfn.

(-gdhaḥ-gdhā-gdhaṃ) 1. Filled, full. 2. Milked. n.

(-gdhaṃ) 1. Milk. 2. Milking f. (-gdhī) A medicinal plant; also kṣīrī. E. duh to milk, affix kta .

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

Dugdha (दुग्ध).—[adjective] milked, sucked out, extracted; [neuter] milk, the water in the cloud.

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

1) Dugdha (दुग्ध):—mfn. (√2. duh) milked, milked out, extracted, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.

2) sucked out, impoverished, [Daśakumāra-carita]

3) milked together, accumulated, filled, full, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) n. milk, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Suśruta; Pañcatantra] etc.

5) the milky juice of plants, sap (cf. go-rakṣaand tāmra-)

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

Dugdha (दुग्ध):—(gdhaṃ) 1. n. Milk. f. (gdhī) Medicinal plant. a. Milked; full.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dugdha (दुग्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Duddha, Dubbha, Duhia.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dugdha (दुग्ध) [Also spelled dugdh]:—(nm) milk; —[pāna] taking milk; ~[śālā] a dairy.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dugdha (ದುಗ್ಧ):—[adjective] (milk) drawn or squeezed from the mammary glands (of).

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Dugdha (ದುಗ್ಧ):—[noun] the white or yellowish white liquid secreted by the mammary glands of mammals.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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