Kshuti, Kṣuti: 3 definitions



Kshuti 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 Kṣuti can be transliterated into English as Ksuti or Kshuti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kṣuti (क्षुति) refers to “sneezing”, mentioned in verse 4.10-11 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Headache, weakness of the senses, stiffness of the neck, and hemiplegia of the face (result from the suppression) of sneezing [viz., kṣuti]. By pungent inhalants, collyria, perfumes, and sternutatories and by looking at the sun one shall stimulate impeded sneezing [viz., kṣuti]; moreover, one shall repeatedly use lubricants and diaphoretics. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣuti (क्षुति).—f., A sneeze or sneezing; क्षुतमिवोपशुश्रुवे (kṣutamivopaśuśruve) Śi.15.91.

-janikā (kṣunikā) Mustard.

Derivable forms: kṣutiḥ (क्षुतिः).

See also (synonyms): kṣut, kṣuta.

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

Kṣuti (क्षुति):—[from kṣu] f. sneezing, [Vopadeva ix, 53.]

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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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