Kantida, Kanti-da, Kāntida, Kāntidā: 4 definitions

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Kantida 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)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kāntidā (कान्तिदा) is another name for Vākucī, a medicinal plant identified with Psoralea corylifolia Linn. (“Babchi”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.62-65 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Kāntidā and Vākucī, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāntida (कान्तिद).—a. beautifying, adorning. (-dam) 1 bile.

2) clarified butter.

Kāntida is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kānti and da (द).

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Kāntida (कान्तिद).—a. adorning.

Kāntida is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kānti and da (द). See also (synonyms): kāntidāyaka, kāntidāyin.

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

Kāntida (कान्तिद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Beautifying, illuminating. n.

(-daṃ) Bile, the bilious humour. E. kānti light, splendor, &c. and da what gives.

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

1) Kāntida (कान्तिद):—[=kānti-da] [from kānti > kānta] mfn. giving beauty, beautifying, adorning, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Kāntidā (कान्तिदा):—[=kānti-dā] [from kānti-da > kānti > kānta] f. the plant Serratula anthelminthica (vākucī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Kāntida (कान्तिद):—[=kānti-da] [from kānti > kānta] n. bile, bilious humor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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