Gadakhya, Gadākhya: 6 definitions


Gadakhya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Gadakhya in India is the name of a plant defined with Saussurea costus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aucklandia lappa Decne. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Linnaea (1846)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of (1845)
· Archives de Botanique (1833)
· Phytomedicine (2002)
· Fl. Yunnan. (2003)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gadākhya (गदाख्य).—n.

(-khyaṃ) A kind of Costus, (C. speciosus:) see kuṣṭha.

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

1) Gaḍākhya (गडाख्य):—[from gaḍa > gaḍ] n. idem, [Bhāvaprakāśa v, 1, 242.]

2) Gadākhya (गदाख्य):—[from gada > gad] n. ‘named after a disease (id est. after leprosy)’, Costus speciosus (kuṣṭha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Gadākhya (गदाख्य):—[gadā+khya] (khyaṃ) 1. n. A kind of costus.

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Gadakhya 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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