Granthika, Granthīka, Gramthika: 16 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—Another name for Pippalī (Piper longum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs
Granthika [ग्रन्थिक] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Capparis decidua (Forssk.) Edgew. from the Capparaceae (Caper) family. For the possible medicinal usage of granthika, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.
Granthika [গ্রন্থিকা] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br. from the Lamiaceae (Mint) family having the following synonyms: Phlomis nepetifolia.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक) refers to Pippalimūla (Piper officinarum) and is the name of a medicinal plant dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Granthika) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक) is another name for Pippalīmūla—(Cf. Pippalī), according to verse 6.21-23 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Together with the names Granthika and Pippalīmūla, there are a total of fourteen 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—Name assumed by Nakula during his life incognito at the Virāṭa palace. (Virāṭa Parva, Chapter 3, Verse 4).
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
grānthika (ग्रांथिक).—a S Relating to books; found in books; written. 2 Strung, filed, composed.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—1 An astrologer, a fortuneteller; ग्रन्थिकस्तु करीरे स्याद्दैवज्ञे गुग्गुलुद्रुमे (granthikastu karīre syāddaivajñe gugguludrume)' इति विश्वलोचनः (iti viśvalocanaḥ); Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.7.7.
2) The name assumed by Nakula when at the palace of Virāṭa.
3) A kind of disease of the outer ear.
4) A Bamboo-shoot; L. D. B.
-kam 1 The plant Piper longum (Mar. gāṃṭhī piṃpaḷamūḷa).
2) The gum-resin (guggulu).
Derivable forms: granthikaḥ (ग्रन्थिकः).
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Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक).—The root of long pepper.
Derivable forms: granthīkam (ग्रन्थीकम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. An astrologer, a fortune teller. 2. The youngest of the Pandus. 3. A thorny plant: see karīra. n.
(-kaṃ) 1. The root of long pepper. 2. A kind of resin, Bdellium. 3. A perfume: see granthiparṇa. E. kan added to the preceding, or grantha a book, &c. and ṭhan aff.
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(-kaṃ) The root of long pepper: see granthika. pippalīmūle .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—i. e. grantha + ika, I. m. 1. An astrologer, Mahābhārata 14, 2039. 2. A name of Nakula, the fourth son of Pāṇḍu, Mahābhārata 4, 63. 3. A disease of the ear, [Suśruta] 1, 59, 4. Ii. n. The root of long pepper, [Suśruta] 2, 208, 21.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक).—[masculine] relater, fortune-teller, astrologer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—[from granth] m. a relater, narrator (?, ‘one who understands the joints or divisions of time, of the year, etc.’ [fr. granthi cf. kāla-granthi], an astrologer, fortune-teller, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Mahābhārata xiv, 2039; Patañjali on Pāṇini 1-4, 29 and iii, 1, 26], [vArttika] 15
2) [v.s. ...] a kind of disease of the outer ear, [Suśruta]
3) [v.s. ...] a kind of plant or substance, [Caraka vi, 18]
4) [v.s. ...] a Name assumed by Nakula (when master of the horse to king Virāṭa), [Mahābhārata iv, 63 and 319]
5) [v.s. ...] = saha-deva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] mn. Capparis aphylla, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] a kind of resin, bdellium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] n. = nthīka, pepper, [Suśruta iv, 37, 35; vi, 42, 23]
9) [v.s. ...] = nthiparṇaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) [v.s. ...] a kind of disease of women, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]
11) Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक):—[from granth] n. the root of long pepper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Granthika (ग्रन्थिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. An astrologer; youngest of the Pāndus; a thorny plant. n. Root of long-pepper; kind of resin or perfume.
2) Granthīka (ग्रन्थीक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Root of long-pepper.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Granthika (ग्रन्थिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gaṃṭhiya.
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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.
1) [noun] the root of the plant Piper chaba ( = P. officinarum) used for medicinal purpose.
2) [noun] a man who explains succinctly a passage of or whole of a book; a commentator.
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1) [adjective] of or having to do with books or writing.
2) [adjective] characterised by the more formal, balanced, and polished language of literature rather than the informal language of speech.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Gramthikatagara.
Ends with: Anghrigranthika, Bahugranthika, Mahagranthika, Nairgranthika, Nirgranthika, Sarvagranthika, Sarvvagranthika, Shadgranthika.
Full-text: Sarvagranthika, Damagranthi, Gamthiya, Pippalimula, Mahagranthika, Kancani, Shadushana, Cavya, Nirgranthika, Pala, Pippali.
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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