Golomika: 7 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Golomika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Golomikā (गोलोमिका) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.96-97 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Narhari describes this synonym Golomī or Golomikā at two other places in Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 6.48 as a synonym of Vacā and verse 8.109 as a synonym of Śvetadūrvā). [...] Ḍalhaṇa always refers Golomī as Dūrvā. [...] Chopra has suggested Desmostachya bipinnata stapf. as Dūrvā (see Dugdhaphenī)

Golomikā is mentioned as having five synonyms: Godhūmī, Gojā, Kroṣṭukapucchikā, Gosambhavā and Prastariṇī.

Properties and characteristics: “Golomikā is pungent (kaṭu), bitter (tikta), cooling (hima) and prevails over all the three vitiated doṣas. It cures urinary and blood diseases. Though constipative (grāhiṇī), it improves the digestive process”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Golomika, (adj.) (inverted diæretic form fr. Sk. gulma=P. gumba: viz. *golmika›*golmika›golomika) like a cluster; in phrase massuṃ golomikaṃ kārāpeti “to have the beard trimmed into a ball- or cluster-shape” Vin.II, 134. Bdhgh’s explanation “like a goat’s beard” (cp. Vin. Texts III, 138) is based on pop. etym. go+loma+ ika “cow-hair-like, ” the discrepancy being that go does not mean goat. (Page 256)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Golomikā (गोलोमिका).—f.

(-kā) A kind of small shrub. E. goloman cow’s hair, kan affix, fem. form.

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

Golomikā (गोलोमिका):—[=go-lomikā] [from go] f. Hemionitis cordifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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