Gandharvahasta, Gandharva-hasta, Gamdharvahasta: 7 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Gandharvahasta in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Gandharvahasta (गन्धर्वहस्त) is another name for “Eraṇḍa” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning gandharvahasta] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gandharvahasta (गन्धर्वहस्त).—the castoroil plant.

Derivable forms: gandharvahastaḥ (गन्धर्वहस्तः).

Gandharvahasta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandharva and hasta (हस्त). See also (synonyms): gandharvahastaka.

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

1) Gandharvahasta (गन्धर्वहस्त):—[=gandharva-hasta] [from gandharva] m. ‘Gandharva-handed (the form of the leaves resembling that of a hand)’, the castor-oil tree, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] (a-manuṣyasya h, [Kāvyādarśa iii, 121.])

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

Gandharvahasta (गन्धर्वहस्त):—[gandharva-hasta] (staḥ) 1. m. The castoroil tree (Palma christi).

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Gandharvahasta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandharvahasta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdharvahasta (ಗಂಧರ್ವಹಸ್ತ):—

1) [noun] a tropical plant, Ricinus communis of Euphorbiaceae family; castor plant.

2) [noun] its oil-rich seeds; castor seed.

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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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