Kalambika, Kalambikā: 6 definitions

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Kalambika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kalambika in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kalambika [कलम्बिका] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Pluchea tomentosa Wall. ex DC. from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family having the following synonyms: Conyza tomentosa, Eupatorium mysorense. For the possible medicinal usage of kalambika, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kalambika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalambikā (कलम्बिका).—

1) The nape of the neck.

2) An aquatic pot-herb.

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

Kalambikā (कलम्बिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A potherb: see the preceding. E. kan added to kalambī. 2. The nape of a neck. E. ka the head, and labi to be, to rest, ṇvul affix.

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Kalāmbikā (कलाम्बिका).—f.

(-kā) Lending, a loan. E. kalā a part, and amba to go, vun affix.

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

1) Kalambikā (कलम्बिका):—[from kalambaka > kalama] f. Convolvulus repens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] f. [dual number] (ike) the nape of the neck, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Kalāmbikā (कलाम्बिका):—[from kalāmbi] f. idem, [ib.]

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

1) Kalambikā (कलम्बिका):—(kā) 1. f. A potherb; the nape of the neck.

2) Kalāmbikā (कलाम्बिका):—[kalā+mbikā] (kā) 1. f. Lending.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kalambika in German

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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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