Homadhanya, aka: Homadhānya, Homa-dhanya; 3 Definition(s)


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Homadhānya (होमधान्य) is another name (synonym) for Tila, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Sesamum indicum (sesame). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 16.111-116), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Tila are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Homadhānya (होमधान्य).—

1) sesamun.

2) barley.

Derivable forms: homadhānyam (होमधान्यम्).

Homadhānya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms homa and dhānya (धान्य).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Homadhānya (होमधान्य).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Sesamum. 2. Barley.

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