Kantakapravrita, Kantaka-pravrita: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kantakapravrita in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kaṇṭakaprāvṛtā (कण्टकप्रावृता) is another name for Gṛhakanyā, a medicinal plant commonly identified with Aloe vera var. chinensis Baker from the Asphodelaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.47-49 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Kaṇṭakaprāvṛtā and Gṛhakanyā, there are a total of twenty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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»] — Kantakapravrita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṇṭakaprāvṛṭā (कण्टकप्रावृटा).—Aloe Perfoliata (Mar. koraphaḍa).

Kaṇṭakaprāvṛṭā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṇṭaka and prāvṛṭā (प्रावृटा).

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

Kaṇṭakaprāvṛtā (कण्टकप्रावृता):—[=kaṇṭaka-prāvṛtā] [from kaṇṭaka > kaṇṭa] f. Aloe Perfoliata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kaṇṭakaprāvṛtā (कण्टकप्रावृता):—(ka + prā) f. Aloe perfoliata [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kaṇṭakaprāvṛtā (कण्टकप्रावृता):—f. Aloe perfoliata.

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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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