Krishnavrihi, Kṛṣṇavrīhi, Krishna-vrihi: 4 definitions



Krishnavrihi 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 Kṛṣṇavrīhi can be transliterated into English as Krsnavrihi or Krishnavrihi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Krishnavrihi in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kṛṣṇavrīhi (कृष्णव्रीहि) refers to “black rice” according to the Yajurveda-saṃhita (and brāhmaṇa), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The discussions on rice can be seen only in post-Ṛgvedic literature. [...] Yajurvedic Saṃhitas and Brāhmaṇas mentions kṛṣṇavrīhi (black rice), śuklavrīhi (white rice), mahāvrīhi (long rice), nīvāra (wild rice), hāyana (red rice growing in a year), āśu (swift growing rice) and māsūsya (a sort of wild rice) as varieties of rice. [...] According to Suśruta (Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 46.14), among the vrīhi rice the black variety, which is called kṛṣṇavrīhi, was popular. Ṣaṣṭika rice was considered very nourishing and its daily use is also recommended in the text.

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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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[«previous next»] — Krishnavrihi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛṣṇavrīhi (कृष्णव्रीहि):—[=kṛṣṇa-vrīhi] [from kṛṣṇa] m. a black sort of rice, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Suśruta] (cf. [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa v, 3, 1, 13.])

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kṛṣṇavrīhi (कृष्णव्रीहि):—(kṛṣṇa + vrīhi) m. eine schwarze Reisart [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 15, 3, 14.] [Suśruta 1, 196, 2. 6.] Vgl. kṛṣṇānāṃ vrīhīṇām [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 5, 3, 1, 13.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kṛṣṇavrīhi (कृष्णव्रीहि):—m. eine schwarze Reisart.

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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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