Kharacchada, Kharacchadā, Khara-chada, Khara-chadā: 6 definitions

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Kharacchada 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kharachchhada.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Kharacchadā (खरच्छदा) is another name for Civillī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with either Portulaca sativa Linn., or Portulaca oleracea (“common purslane”) from the Portulacaceae or “purslane” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.76 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 Kharacchadā and Civillī, there are a total of five 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»] — Kharacchada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kharacchada (खरच्छद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A kind of reed or grass, (Saccharum cylindricum.) 2. Also another kind, commonly Okera. E. khara warm, sharp, chada a leaf.

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

1) Kharacchada (खरच्छद):—[=khara-cchada] [from khara] m. ‘sharp-leaved’, Name of a tree (= bhūmī-saha), [Bhāvaprakāśa v, 5, 75]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of grass (ulūka, or kundara), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of reed (itkaṭa, commonly Okera), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a small shrub (kṣudra-gholī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kharacchada (खरच्छद):—(daḥ) 1. m. A kind of reed (Saccharum cylindricum).

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

Kharacchada (खरच्छद):—(khara + chada) m. Name verschiedener Pflanzen:

1) = ulūka n.;

2) = itkaṭa [Ratnamālā im Śabdakalpadruma];

3) = kundara [Rājanirghaṇṭa] ebend.

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

Kharacchada (खरच्छद):——

1) m. — a) ein best. Baum , = bhūmīsaha [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,237.] — b) *eine Grasart ( ulūka und kundara [Rājan 5,1190.] — c) *eine Rohrart ( itkaṭa). —

2) *f. ā ein best. kleiner Strauch ( kṣudragholī) [Rājan 5,74.]

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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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