Kayacikitsa, Kāyacikitsā, Kaya-cikitsa: 8 definitions


Kayacikitsa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kayachikitsa.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kayacikitsa in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Google Books: Cultural Leaders of India - Scientists (Ayurveda)

Kāyacikitsā (कायचिकित्सा) refers to “internal medicine” and represents one of the eight divisions (aṣṭāṅga) of Āyurveda as divided by Dhanvantari.—Accordingly, Dhanvantari became a pupil of sage Bhāradvāja who taught him Āyurveda and Bheṣakriyā. Later, Dhanvantari is stated to have divided the entire range of Āyurveda into eight divisions (the Aṣṭāṅgas), each division representing a speciality. These specialities are [viz., 1. Kāyacikitsā (internal medicine), ...]. In his turn, he is stated to have imparted the knowledge of these specialities to his pupils.

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

Kāyacikitsā (कायचिकित्सा).—the third of the eight departments of medical science, treatment of diseases affecting the whole body.

Kāyacikitsā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāya and cikitsā (चिकित्सा).

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

Kāyacikitsā (कायचिकित्सा).—f.

(-tsā) Treatment of disease, administering medicines. E. kāya, and cikitsā remedying.

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

Kāyacikitsā (कायचिकित्सा):—[=kāya-cikitsā] [from kāya] f. ‘body-cure’, treatment of bodily diseases, [Suśruta]

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

Kāyacikitsā (कायचिकित्सा):—[kāya-cikitsā] (sā) 1. f. Treatment of disease; giving medicine.

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Kayacikitsa in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kayacikitsa in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kāyacikitsā (कायचिकित्सा):—(nf) medicine; medical science.

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