Kaphavata, Kaphāvata, Kaphavāta, Kapha-vata: 4 definitions


Kaphavata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kaphavata in Ayurveda glossary
Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kaphavāta (कफवात) refers to “phlegm and wind”, as mentioned in verse 5.33-34 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Buttermilk (is) light, astringent, sour, (and) digestive; (it is) destructive of phlegm and wind [viz., kaphavāta] (and) destroys cutaneous and abdominal swellings, hemorrhoids, dysentery, retention of urine, anorexia, splenomegaly, visceral induration, ghee(-caused) diseases, factitious poison, and jaundice”.

Source: archive.org: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)

Kaphavāta (कफवात) or Kaphavātajvara is the name of a disease dealt with in the Kvāthādhikāra, as mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.—Kaphavāta-jvara-cikitṣā and other chapters of the Kvāthādhikāra deal with the treatment of fevers.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kaphavata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaphāvata (कफावत).—f A foible or fault as exposed or detected. v kāḍha, ghē, āṇa g. of o. 2 The word is generally considered as a mere reduplication of kajjā, A quarrel or dispute.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kaphāvata (कफावत).—f A fault as exposed. A quarrel or dispute.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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