Koradusha, Koradūṣa: 11 definitions


Koradusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

The Sanskrit term Koradūṣa can be transliterated into English as Koradusa or Koradusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Koradusha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Koradūṣa (कोरदूष) is a Sanskrit word referring to Paspalum scrobiculatum (Kodo millet). It is a type of “awned grain” (śūkadhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant Koradūṣa is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Koradūṣa (just like Śyāmāka) is said to be astringent-sweet and light in character. It aggravates vāta and alleviates kapha and pitta. It is cold, constipating and absorbent.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: The Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa

Koradūṣa (कोरदूष):—Paspalum scrobiculatum, the modern kodo, Roxb. p. 93. He says “The seed is an article of diet with the Hindoos, particularly with those who inhabit the mountains and most barren parts of the country, for it is in such countries only where it is cultivated, it being an unprofitable crop, and not sown where others more beneficial will thrive. I have eaten of the boiled grain, and think it as palatable as rice.”

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Koradusha in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Koradusha in India is the name of a plant defined with Paspalum scrobiculatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Paspalum jardinii Steud. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Grasses of Burma (1960)
· Bibliotheca Botanica (1915)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1928)
· Beskrivelse af Guineeiske planter (1827)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1877)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1885)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Koradusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koradūṣa (कोरदूष).—= कोद्रवः (kodravaḥ) q. v.

Derivable forms: koradūṣaḥ (कोरदूषः).

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

Koradūṣa (कोरदूष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) A kind of grain, (Paspalum frumentaceum.) E. kora a bud, dūṣ to change, aṇ affix; also kan being added koradūṣaka m. (-kaḥ.)

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

Koradūṣa (कोरदूष).—[kora-dūṣa], and koradūṣaka koradūṣa + ka, m. = kodrava, [Suśruta] 2, 64, 1, Mahābhārata 3, 13027.

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

Koradūṣa (कोरदूष):—[=kora-dūṣa] [from kora] m. = kodrava (q.v.), [Suśruta]

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

Koradūṣa (कोरदूष):—[kora-dūṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. A kind of grain.

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Koradusha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Koradusha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kōradūṣa (ಕೋರದೂಷ):—[noun] the grass Paspalum scrobiculatum ( = P. frumentaceum) of Poaceae family cultivated for its millet; its millet.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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