Kaleyaka, Kāleyaka: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Kaleyaka (कलेयक) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Santalum album Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning kaleyaka] 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāleyaka (कालेयक).—A kind of aloe wood.

-kam 1 A fragrant wood.

2) The black sandal wood; मधुकरकुलकलङ्ककालीकृत- कालेयककुसुमकुड्मलेषु (madhukarakulakalaṅkakālīkṛta- kāleyakakusumakuḍmaleṣu) K.

3) A disease like jaundice.

-kaḥ A dog, hound.

Derivable forms: kāleyakaḥ (कालेयकः).

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

Kāleyaka (कालेयक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A sort of curcuma, (C. zanthorhiza, Rox.) see kālīyaka. n.

(-kaṃ) A yellow fragrant wood. E. kan added to the preceding word.

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

1) Kāleyaka (कालेयक):—[from kāla] a m. the plant Curcuma xanthorrhiza, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a particular part of the intestines (different [from] the liver), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] a disease like jaundice, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] a dog (for kaul), [Harṣacarita]

5) [v.s. ...] n. a fragrant wood, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) b See p. 278, col. 1.

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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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