Hamsapadika, Haṃsapadikā: 5 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Haṃsapādikā (हंसपादिका) is another name for Haṃsapādī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Adiantum lunulatum Burm. from the Pteridaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.109-113 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Haṃsapādikā and Haṃsapādī, there are a total of twenty-six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant. Note: Haṃsapādī is claimed as a variety of Lajjālu by Dh. and Rājanighaṇṭu.

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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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[«previous next»] — Hamsapadika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haṃsapadikā (हंसपदिका).—i. e. haṃsa -pada + ī + ka, f. A proper name, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 59, 15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haṃsapadikā (हंसपदिका).—[feminine] [Name] of a woman.

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

1) Haṃsapadikā (हंसपदिका):—[=haṃsa-padikā] [from haṃsa] f. Name of the first wife of Duṣyanta ([varia lectio] haṃsa-vatī), [Śakuntalā]

2) Haṃsapādikā (हंसपादिका):—[=haṃsa-pādikā] [from haṃsa] f. a kind of plant (= -padī), [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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