Jangamavisha, Jaṅgamaviṣa, Jangama-visha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Jangamavisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Jaṅgamaviṣa can be transliterated into English as Jangamavisa or Jangamavisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam

Jaṅgamaviṣa (जङ्गमविष) or simply Jaṅgama refers to “inanimate poison” and represents one of the two kinds of “poison” (viṣa), and is dealt with in the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—Prayoga-samuccayam contains many simple and practically feasible formulations which can be easily prepared and used for managing poisoned conditions (viz., sthāvaraviṣa). It is a compiled work which contains the cream of many toxicology books and saṃhitās (compendiums) which can give confidence to young practitioners of Ayurvedic system in handling emergencies with simple combinations.

The work classifies viṣa into two groups, viz. sthāvara and jaṅgama (animate and inanimate). This is followed by a brief description of the origin of snakes.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jaṅgamaviṣa (जंगमविष).—n S Animal poison: in contrad. from sthāvaraviṣa Vegetable or mineral poison.

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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.

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