Kinva, Kiṇva: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kinva 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: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kiṇva (किण्व) refers to “a fermenting agent”, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Gruel consists of cereal boiled in water or milk.

Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of kinva in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kiṇva (किण्व).—Sin.

-ṇvaḥ, -ṇvam A drug or seed used to cause fermentation in the manufacture of spirits; Ms.8.326.

Derivable forms: kiṇvam (किण्वम्).

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

Kiṇva (किण्व).—mn.

(-ṇvaḥ-ṇvaṃ) Ferment, a drug or seed used to produce fermentation, in the manufacture of spirits from sugar, bassia, &c. n.

(-ṇvaṃ) Sin. E. kaṇ to sound, &c. kvan Unadi affix, and the i irregularly inserted: see kaṇva.

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

Kiṇva (किण्व).—n. Ferment, a material used to produce fermentation in the manufacture of spirits from sugar, etc., [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 326.

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

Kiṇva (किण्व).—[neuter] ferment, lees.

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

1) Kiṇva (किण्व):—n. [as m., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]] ferment, drug or seed used to produce fermentation in the manufacture of spirits from sugar, bassia, etc., [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra; Manu-smṛti viii, 326; Suśruta] (cf. taṇḍula-k)

2) n. sin, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 150.]

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of kinva in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: