Gandharvahastaka, Gandharva-hastaka, Gamdharvahastaka: 4 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Gandharvahastaka (गन्धर्वहस्तक) is another name (synonym) for Śvetairaṇḍa: one of the three varieties of Eraṇḍa, which is a Sanskrit name representing Ricinus communis (castor-oil-plant). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 8.55-57), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Eraṇḍa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

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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»] — Gandharvahastaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gandharvahastaka (गन्धर्वहस्तक).—the castoroil plant.

Derivable forms: gandharvahastakaḥ (गन्धर्वहस्तकः).

Gandharvahastaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandharva and hastaka (हस्तक). See also (synonyms): gandharvahasta.

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

Gandharvahastaka (गन्धर्वहस्तक):—[=gandharva-hastaka] [from gandharva] m. idem, [Suśruta]

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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»] — Gandharvahastaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdharvahastaka (ಗಂಧರ್ವಹಸ್ತಕ):—[noun] = ಗಂಧರ್ವಹಸ್ತ [gamdharvahasta].

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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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