Kinva, Kiṇva: 6 definitions
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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.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
-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
(-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.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kinva-kreni.
Ends with: Tandulakinva.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Kinva, Kiṇva; (plurals include: Kinvas, Kiṇvas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 25 - The Superintendent of Liquor < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 22 - Regulation of Toll-Dues < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 12 - Conducting Mining Operations and Manufacture < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter LXI - Symptoms and Treatment of Epilepsy (Apasmara) < [Canto IV - Bhuta-vidya-tantra (psychology and psychiatry)]
Chapter LV - Symptoms and Treatment of repression of natural urging (Udavarta) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)