Kosaphala, aka: Kośaphalā, Koṣaphala, Kośaphala, Koshaphala, Kosha-phala; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Kośaphalā and Koṣaphala and Kośaphala can be transliterated into English as Kosaphala or Koshaphala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Kośaphalā (कोशफला) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echinata (bitter sponge gourd or bitter luffa) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.58-60 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kośaphalā and Jīmūtaka, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kosaphala : (nt.) nutmeg.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kośaphala (कोशफल) or Koṣaphala (कोषफल).—

1) a kind of perfume.

2) a nutmeg.

Derivable forms: kośaphalam (कोशफलम्), koṣaphalam (कोषफलम्).

Kośaphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kośa and phala (फल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kośaphala (कोशफल).—n.

(-laṃ) A berry containing a waxy and fragrant substance: see kakkola. E. kośa an egg, phala fruit; the berry being egg-shaped.

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Koṣaphala (कोषफल).—n.

(-laṃ) A berry having a fragrant pulp: see kakkola m.

(-laḥ) A kind of creeping plant: see ghoṣaka f.

(-lā) A sort of Ghosha with yellow flowers, E. koṣa a sheathe, and phala fruit; also kośaphala.

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