Ekakushtha, Ekakuṣṭha, Eka-kushtha: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ekakuṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Ekakustha or Ekakushtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Ekakushtha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ekakuṣṭha (एककुष्ठ):—One of the eighteen types of Kuṣṭha (“skin disease”), according to the Caraka-saṃhitā (cikitsāsthāna), which is an important Sanskrit work dealing with Āyurveda. This condition of the skin (kuṣṭha) is caused by the corruption of the three doṣas (tridoṣa: vāta, pitta and kapha) which in turn corrupts the skin, blood, muscle and lymph. Ekakuṣṭha is characterized by having no perspiration symptoms and resembles fish-scales. Ekakuṣṭha is caused by a preponderance of Vāta-doṣa (‘bodily air’) and Kapha-doṣa (‘bodily phlegm’).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekakushtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekakuṣṭha (एककुष्ठ).—a kind of leprosy; कृष्णारुणं येन भवे- च्छरीरं तदेककुष्ठं प्रवदन्त्यसाध्यम् (kṛṣṇāruṇaṃ yena bhave- ccharīraṃ tadekakuṣṭhaṃ pravadantyasādhyam) Suśr.

Derivable forms: ekakuṣṭham (एककुष्ठम्).

Ekakuṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and kuṣṭha (कुष्ठ).

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

Ekakuṣṭha (एककुष्ठ):—[=eka-kuṣṭha] [from eka] n. a kind of leprosy, [Suśruta; Caraka]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekakushtha in German

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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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