Kshava, Kṣava: 6 definitions
Kshava 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 Kṣava can be transliterated into English as Ksava or Kshava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Kṣava (क्षव) is another name for Rājasarṣapa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Brassica nigra (black mustard), from the Brassicaceae family. Certain plant parts of Rājasarṣapa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 16.121), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Kṣava (क्षव) refers to “sneezing”, mentioned in verse 4.15-16 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] from (suppressed) yawning (result) diseases (such) as (those resulting) from (suppressed) sneezing [viz., kṣava], and (in this case) every wind-destroying application (is wholesome)”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kṣava (क्षव).—See under क्षु (kṣu).
Derivable forms: kṣavaḥ (क्षवः).
See also (synonyms): kṣavathu.
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Kṣava (क्षव).—[kṣu-bhāvādau ap]
1) Sneezing; Av.19.8.5.
Derivable forms: kṣavaḥ (क्षवः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ) 1. Sneezing. 2. Cough, catarrh 2. A species of Mustard (Sinapis dichotoma, Rox,) E. kṣu to sneeze, affix ap.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṣava (क्षव).—[masculine] sneezing.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kṣava (क्षव):—a vaka, vathu See √1. kṣu.
2) [from kṣu] b m. sneezing, [Atharva-veda xix, 8, 5]
3) [v.s. ...] cough, catarrh, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] black mustard (Sinapis dichotoma), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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