Kledaka: 5 definitions


Kledaka 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: Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda

Kledaka (क्लेदक).—One of the five upadoṣas (sub-functions) of kapha (one of the three biological humors).—

Location of kledaka: Stomach.

Functions of kledaka: Moistens food and helps in digestion.

Ailments of kledaka due to vitiation: Weak and impaired digestion, feeling of heaviness, common cold, nauseous feeling.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kledaka (क्लेदक).—a. Wetting, moistening.

-kaḥ 1 Phlegm.

2) One of the fires in the body.

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

Kledaka (क्लेदक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Wetting, moistening, making wet or moist. m.

(-kaḥ) Phlegm in the stomach, excess of saliva. E. klid to be wet, causal form, vun aff.

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

1) Kledaka (क्लेदक):—[from klid] mfn. wetting, moistening, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. phlegm in the stomach, excess of saliva, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Kledaka (क्लेदक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Whetting. m. Phlegm; excess of saliva.

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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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