Kantapushpa, Kanta-pushpa, Kāntapuṣpa: 7 definitions



Kantapushpa 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāntapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Kantapuspa or Kantapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kāntapuṣpa (कान्तपुष्प) is another name (synonym) for Karbudāra, which is the Sanskrit word for Bauhinia variegata (orchid tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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

Kāntapuṣpa (कान्तपुष्प).—a kind of tree (kovidāravṛkṣa).

Derivable forms: kāntapuṣpaḥ (कान्तपुष्पः).

Kāntapuṣpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kānta and puṣpa (पुष्प).

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

Kāntapuṣpa (कान्तपुष्प).—m.

(-ṣpaḥ) Mountain ebony, &c. (Bauhinia variegata.) E. kānta and puṣpa flower.

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

Kāntapuṣpa (कान्तपुष्प):—[=kānta-puṣpa] [from kānta] m. the mountain-ebony (Bauhinia variegata), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kāntapuṣpa (कान्तपुष्प):—[kānta-puṣpa] (ṣpaḥ) 1. m. Mountain ebony.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Kāntapuṣpa (कान्तपुष्प):—(kā + pu) m. Name eines Baumes, Bauhinia variegata (kovidāra), [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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

Kāntapuṣpa (कान्तपुष्प):—m. Bauhinia variegata [Rājan 10,28.]

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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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