Kushthahantri, Kuṣṭhahantṛ, Kuṣṭhahantrī, Kushtha-hantri: 4 definitions


Kushthahantri 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 Kuṣṭhahantṛ and Kuṣṭhahantrī can be transliterated into English as Kusthahantr or Kushthahantri or Kusthahantri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kuṣṭhahantrī (कुष्ठहन्त्री) is another name for Vākucī, a medicinal plant identified with Psoralea corylifolia Linn. (“Babchi”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.62-65 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Kuṣṭhahantrī and Vākucī, there are a total of twenty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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

Kuṣṭhahantṛ (कुष्ठहन्तृ).—m.

(-ntā) A large esculent root, described as possessed of medicinal virtue in leprosy, and other cutaneous affections, (Arum campanulatum:) see hastikanda. E. kuṣṭha leprosy, and hantṛ what kills or destroys.

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

1) Kuṣṭhahantṛ (कुष्ठहन्तृ):—[=kuṣṭha-hantṛ] [from kuṣṭha] m. ‘removing leprosy’, a kind of bulbous plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Kuṣṭhahantrī (कुष्ठहन्त्री):—[=kuṣṭha-hantrī] [from kuṣṭha-hantṛ > kuṣṭha] f. = -nāśinī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kuṣṭhahantṛ (कुष्ठहन्तृ):—[kuṣṭha-hantṛ] [(ntā)] 1. m. A large esculent root, (Arum campanulatum.)

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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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