Kshveda, Kṣveḍa, Kṣveḍā: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Kṣveḍa and Kṣveḍā can be transliterated into English as Ksveda or Kshveda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Kṣveḍā (क्ष्वेडा) is another name for Kośātakī, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa acutangula (angled luffa or ribbed sponge gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.48-49 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Kṣveḍā and Kośātakī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Kṣveḍā (क्ष्वेडा) refers to “battle-cries”.—Āvaśyakasūtra p. 201a does not have kṣvedā in the text, but chelāvaṇa, which seems the equivalent. It is explained as ‘battle-cry,’ or ‘cry of joy,’ or ‘child’s toy,’ or ‘śeṇṭita.’.—(cf. Kṣveḍāpṛcchā)
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Kshveda in India is the name of a plant defined with Aconitum ferox in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aconitum ferox Wall..
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Cell and Chromosome Research (1989)
· Cell and Chromosome Research (1988)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Numer. List (4721)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1987)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1984)
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Crooked, curved.
2) Wicked, depraved.
3) Difficult to be approached.
-ḍaḥ 1 Sound, noise. केचि- त्क्ष्वेडान्प्रकुर्वन्ति केचित्कूजन्ति हृष्टवत् (keci- tkṣveḍānprakurvanti kecitkūjanti hṛṣṭavat) Rām.5.62.13.
2) Venom, poison; गुणदोषौ बुधो गृह्णन्निन्दुक्ष्वेडाविवेश्वरः । शिरसा श्लाघते पूर्वं परं कण्ठे नियच्छति (guṇadoṣau budho gṛhṇannindukṣveḍāviveśvaraḥ | śirasā ślāghate pūrvaṃ paraṃ kaṇṭhe niyacchati) || Subhāṣ.
5) An inarticulate sound.
-ḍā 1 The roaring of a lion.
2) A war-cry, war-whoop; कृतक्ष्वेडारवोदग्राः समग्रा अपि निर्ययुः (kṛtakṣveḍāravodagrāḥ samagrā api niryayuḥ) Śiva. B.24.2;14.14.
3) A bamboo.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ḍaḥ-ḍā-ḍaṃ) 1. Crooked, bent. 2. Wicked, depraved. m.
(-ḍaḥ) 1. Venom, poison. 2. Sound, noise. 3. Tingling or buzzing in the ear, from hardening of the wax, &c. 4. Ghosha, with yellow flowers; see ghoṣa. n.
(-ḍaṃ) 1. The flower of the Ghosha plant. 2. The fruit of a red kind of swallow wort. f. (ḍā) 1. A war whoop, a battle cry. 2. A bamboo rod or stake. E. kṣvid to sound inarticulately, to be soft or bland, &c. affix gha, and ḍa substituted for da, or kṣvel to shake, &c. ac affix, and la changed to ḍaSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṣveḍa (क्ष्वेड).—I. m. Poison, Sāyaṇa and [Rigveda.] i. 117, 16. Ii. f. ḍā, A bamboo rod.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kṣveḍa (क्ष्वेड):—[from kṣviḍ] 1. kṣveḍa mfn. curved, crooked, bent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] wicked, depraved, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] difficult to be approached, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] m. singing or buzzing in the ear (from hardening of the wax etc.; cf. karṇa-kṣ), [Suśruta]
5) [v.s. ...] sound, noise, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a Cucurbitaceous plant (Luffa pentandra or acutangula, = pīta-ghoṣā), [Caraka]
7) [v.s. ...] a mystical Name of the letter m (also kṣvela, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]; cf. viṣa = kṣveḍa2)
8) Kṣveḍā (क्ष्वेडा):—[from kṣveḍa > kṣviḍ] f. ‘the roaring of a lion’ or ‘battle-cry’ [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] a bamboo rod or stake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) [v.s. ...] a kind of Cucurbitaceous plant (= kośātakī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
11) Kṣveḍa (क्ष्वेड):—[from kṣviḍ] n. the flower of the Luffa or Ghoṣa plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
12) [v.s. ...] the fruit of a red kind of swallow-wort, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
13) [from kṣviḍ] 2. kṣveḍa m. venom, poison, [Mahābhārata iii, 12389; Kuvalayānanda]
14) [v.s. ...] a 1. and 2. etc. See, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṣveḍa (क्ष्वेड):—(ḍaḥ) 1. m. Venom, poison; sound. f. (ḍā) War whoop; bambu rod. n. (ḍaṃ) Flower of the ghosha plant. a. Crooked, wicked.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a substance causing death when eaten, drunk or absorbed even in relatively small quantities; a poison.
2) [noun] noise a) loud or confused shouting; din of voices; clamour; b) any loud, discordant or disagreeable sound or sounds.
3) [noun] the act of giving up or abandoning (something); abandonment.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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