Kumarajiva, aka: Kumārajīva, Kumara-jiva; 4 Definition(s)
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Kumārajīva (कुमारजीव) is a Sanskrit word [probably] referring to Putranjiva roxburghii, from the Putranjivaceae family. Certain plant parts of Pattūra are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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 Buddhism)(Source): Buddhist Door: Glossary
Kumarajiva (327-248 BCE) was a great scholar of Buddhism. He belonged to Kashmir and Kucha kingdom. His fame reached China. Chinese emperor Fu Jian sent his general Lu Guang to bring Kumarajiva to his capital Changan. Lu Guang captured Kumarajiva around 287 BCE and kept him in prison. Yao Xing overthrew Fu Jian and became the king of Changan. He persuaded Lu Guang to send Kumarajiva to Changan. Thus, Kumarajiva went to the city of Changan around 260 BCE. He became the head of Buddhist studies in Changan and translated many Buddhist texts in Chinese. He also translated Abhidharmakosa of Vasubandhu as recorded in Chinese sources. Undoubtedly, Vasubandhu lived many centuries before Kumarajiva.(Source): academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism
Languages of India and abroad
Kumārajīva (कुमारजीव).—Name of the plant पुत्रंजीव (putraṃjīva).
Derivable forms: kumārajīvaḥ (कुमारजीवः).
Kumārajīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumāra and jīva (जीव).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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