Gavedhuka, Gavedhukā: 7 definitions
Gavedhuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Gavedhuka (गवेधुक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Coix lacryma-jobi (Job's tears or coixseed). It is a type of “awned grain” (śūkadhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant Gavedhuka is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Gavedhuka is similar to Śyāmāka in properties, which it is said to be astringent-sweet and light in character. It also aggravates vāta and alleviates kapha and pitta. It is cold, constipating and absorbent.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Gavedhukā (गवेधुका) is another name for Bhadrodanī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.103-105 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Note: Narhari’s Bhadrodanī may be Rājabalā of Dh. [Dhanvantari?]. Together with the names Gavedhukā and Bhadrodanī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gavedhukā (गवेधुका).—A kind of grass eaten by cattle; Ki.12.51.
-ḍuḥ A cloud.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gavedhuka (गवेधुक):—[from gavīdhu] m. idem, [Harivaṃśa 11164; Suśruta i, 46, 1, 18]
2) [v.s. ...] a kind of serpent, [v, 4, 32]
3) [v.s. ...] n. = gaveruka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) Gavedhukā (गवेधुका):—[from gavedhuka > gavīdhu] f. = vīdh, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa v, xiv]
5) [v.s. ...] Sida alba, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
6) [v.s. ...] = gaveśakā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Gāvedhuka (गावेधुक):—[from gāvīdhuka] mf(ī [gana] bilvādi)n. idem, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa v; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra i, 1, 12; xv, l, 27; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra v, 6, 2.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Gavedhukā (गवेधुका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gavedhuā.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Gavedhukasaktu.
Ends with: Hrasvagavedhuka.
Full-text: Hrasvagavedhuka, Gavedhu, Gavesaka, Gaveruka, Gavedhukasaktu, Gavedu, Kashaku, Guntha, Ghulanca, Gavedhua, Gundra, Gramyaranya, Gojihva, Nishadasthapati, Kunta, Shukadhanyavarga, Bhadrodani, Saktu, Abhyarohaniya.
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