Kshauma, aka: Kṣauma, Kṣauma; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kṣauma can be transliterated into English as Ksauma or Kshauma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kshauma (Linseed) oil is sweet. It subdues the bodily Vāyu and is strengthgiving, and pungent in digestion. Devoid of any eye-invigorating properties, it is hot though demulcent, and heavy. It increases the Pitta.

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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-English dictionary

Kṣauma (क्षौम).—a. [kṣu-man-svārthe aṇ] Made of linen, linen धारयामि च चीराणि शाणक्षौमाजिनानि च (dhārayāmi ca cīrāṇi śāṇakṣaumājināni ca) Mb.12.179.23.

-maḥ, -mam 1 Silken cloth, woven silk; क्षौमं केनचिदिन्दुपाण्डु तरुणा माङ्गल्य- माविष्कृतम् (kṣaumaṃ kenacidindupāṇḍu taruṇā māṅgalya- māviṣkṛtam) Ś.4.5; क्षौमान्तरितमेखले (kṣaumāntaritamekhale) (aṅke) R.1.8.

2) An airy room on the top of a house.

3) The back of an edifice.

4) A fortified place before a building.

-mam 1 Linen cloth. वासः क्षौमम् (vāsaḥ kṣaumam) Mbh. on VIII.3.37.

2) Linseed.

-mī Flax.

Derivable forms: kṣaumaḥ (क्षौमः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣauma (क्षौम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mī-maṃ) Linen, made of linen, coverd with it, &c. f. (-mī) Lin or flax, (Linum usitatissimum.) mn.

(-maḥ-maṃ) 1. An airy room on the top of a house. 2. An apartment on the top of a hall. 3. The back of an edifice. 4. A fortified place in front of a building. 5. A building of a particular form. 6. Wove silk: 7. Linen cloth E. kṣoma q. v. aṇ added.

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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