Kadambaka, aka: Kādambaka; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Kadambaka in Ayurveda glossaries]

Kadambaka (कदम्बक) is another name (synonym) for Dhārākadamba: one of the three varieties of Kadamba, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Neolamarckia cadamba (burflower-tree). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.97), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

(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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Kadambaka in Pali glossaries]

Kādambaka, made of Kadamba wood; also °ya for °ka; both at J. V, 320. (Page 203)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Kadambaka in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kadambaka (कदम्बक).—[kad karaṇe ambac Tv.]

1) A kind of tree (Stephegyne Parviflora Korth] (said to put forth buds at the roaring of thunder-clouds); कतिपयकुसुमोद्गमः कदम्बः (katipayakusumodgamaḥ kadambaḥ) U.3.2,42; Māl.3.7; Me.25; R.12.99; मुक्त्वा कदम्ब-कुटजार्जुन-सर्ज-नीपान् (muktvā kadamba-kuṭajārjuna-sarja-nīpān) Ṛs.3.13. The tree is common throughout India except in Konkan. Its fruit is hard and inedible.

2) A kind of grass.

3) Turmeric.

4) The mustard-seed plant.

5) A particular mineral substance.

6) Dust.

7) Fragrance; cf. कदम्बः पुंसि नीपे स्यात्तिनिशे वरुणद्रुमे । धूल्यां समूहे गन्धे च (kadambaḥ puṃsi nīpe syāttiniśe varuṇadrume | dhūlyāṃ samūhe gandhe ca) ... Nm.

-mbī Name of a plant (devadālī). Ś.6; U.5.18.

-mbam A multitude.

-kam 1 A multitude, group; छायाबद्धकदम्बकं मृगकुलं रोमन्थमभ्य- स्यतु (chāyābaddhakadambakaṃ mṛgakulaṃ romanthamabhya- syatu) Ś.2.6.

2) The flower of the Kadamba tree; पृथुकदम्बकदम्बकराजितम् (pṛthukadambakadambakarājitam) Ki.5.9.

3) A kind of grass (devatāḍa).

Derivable forms: kadambakaḥ (कदम्बकः).

See also (synonyms): kadamba.

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Kādambaka (कादम्बक).—An arrow.

Derivable forms: kādambakaḥ (कादम्बकः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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