Kshavathu, Kṣavathu, Kṣavathū: 6 definitions


Kshavathu 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 terms Kṣavathu and Kṣavathū can be transliterated into English as Ksavathu or Kshavathu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Kṣavathū (क्षवथू) refers to “allergic rhinitis” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning kṣavathū] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣavathu (क्षवथु).—See under क्षु (kṣu).

Derivable forms: kṣavathuḥ (क्षवथुः).

See also (synonyms): kṣava.

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Kṣavathu (क्षवथु).—[kṣu-athuc]

1) Sneezing.

2) Cough.

3) Irritation of the throat.

4) Sore throat. विषवैद्यो विजानाति सर्पस्य क्षवथुं ध्रुवम् (viṣavaidyo vijānāti sarpasya kṣavathuṃ dhruvam) Subha.

Derivable forms: kṣavathuḥ (क्षवथुः).

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

Kṣavathu (क्षवथु).—m.

(-thuḥ) 1. Cough, catarrh. 2. Sneezing. 3. Irritation of the throat, sore throat. E. kṣu to sneeze, &c. athuc aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣavathu (क्षवथु).—i. e. kṣu + athu, m. Sneezing, catarrh, [Suśruta] 1, 39, 1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣavathu (क्षवथु).—[masculine] sneezing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kṣavathu (क्षवथु):—[from kṣu] m. ([Pāṇini 3-3, 89; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) sneezing, [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra ii, 3, 2; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] catarrh, cough, irritation of the throat, sore throat (kṣayathu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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