Koyashtika, Koyaṣṭika: 5 definitions

Introduction

Koyashtika 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.

The Sanskrit term Koyaṣṭika can be transliterated into English as Koyastika or Koyashtika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Hands that indicate Flying Creatures.—Paddy-bird (koyaṣṭika),the Arāla-patāka hand, i.e., Arāla with the right hand, Patāka with the left, and the hands touching.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Koyaṣṭika (कोयष्टिक)—Sanskrit word for a bird corresponding to “lapwing” (Vanellus sp.). This animal is from the group called Pratuda (which peck). Pratuda itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koyaṣṭika (कोयष्टिक).—

1) The lapwing; काश्मर्याः कृतमालमुद्गतदलं कोयष्टिकष्टीकते (kāśmaryāḥ kṛtamālamudgatadalaṃ koyaṣṭikaṣṭīkate) Māl.9.7; Ms.5.13; Y.1.173.

2) A small white crane.

Derivable forms: koyaṣṭikaḥ (कोयष्टिकः).

See also (synonyms): koyaṣṭi.

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

Koyaṣṭika (कोयष्टिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The lapwing. E. ka water, yaṣṭi a line or row, kan added, deriv. irr.; also koyaṣṭi. These birds are found in the vicinity of marshes, &c.

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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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