Jirnajvara, Jīrṇajvara, Jirna-jvara: 9 definitions



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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर) refers to “old fever”, as mentioned in verse 5.21-23 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] among the (different kinds of milk [viz., payas]), cow’s milk [viz., gavya] (is) a vitalizer (and) elixir; (it is) wholesome for pulmonary rupture and pulmonary consumption, intellectualizing, invigorative, productive of breast-milk, (and) purgative, (and) destroys fatigue, giddiness, intoxication, unbeautifulness, dyspnea, cough, excessive thirst, hunger, old fever [viz., jīrṇajvara], strangury, and hemorrhage [...]”.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर) or simply Jīrṇa refers to “chronic fever”, and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 6) 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 during that time, disease (viz., jīrṇajvara) manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर) refers to “chronic fever”, and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs. It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases (viz., Jīrṇajvara).

Decoction of Kaṇṭakārī (Solanum surattense Burm.), Śuṇṭhi and Guḍūcī, with Pippalī (Piper longum Linn.) powder is described for Jīrṇajvara (Chronic fever) and other disorders.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर) refers to “chronic fever” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning jīrṇajvara] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर).—m A hectic fever.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर).—lingering fever.

Derivable forms: jīrṇajvaraḥ (जीर्णज्वरः).

Jīrṇajvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jīrṇa and jvara (ज्वर).

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

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर).—m.

(-raḥ) Fever of some continuance and diminshed intensity. E. jīrṇa, and jvara fever.

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

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर).—(vb. jṛ10), m. a lingering fever, [Suśruta] 1, 175, 5.

Jīrṇajvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jīrṇa and jvara (ज्वर).

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

Jīrṇajvara (जीर्णज्वर):—[=jīrṇa-jvara] [from jīrṇa > jīra] m. a lingering fever with diminishing intensity, [Suśruta i, 45 f.]

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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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