Gokshuraka, Gokṣuraka, Go-kshuraka: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Gokṣuraka can be transliterated into English as Goksuraka or Gokshuraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Gokṣuraka (गोक्षुरक) is a synonym for both Gokṣura and Kṣudragokṣura, the former being identified with Tribulus terrestris Linn. (“puncture vine”) from the Zygophyllaceae or “caltrop” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.40-43 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Gokṣura is of two kinds i.e. with smaller and bigger fruits. Both these species have more than three spikes. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Gokṣura has a total of ten Sanskrit synonyms identified while Kṣudragokṣura has sixteen synonyms.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gokṣuraka (गोक्षुरक).—a cow's hoof.

Derivable forms: gokṣurakam (गोक्षुरकम्).

Gokṣuraka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and kṣuraka (क्षुरक). See also (synonyms): gokṣura.

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

Gokṣuraka (गोक्षुरक).—m.

(-kaḥ) See the preceding.

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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. 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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