Kutumbini, Kuṭumbinī: 4 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kutumbini in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kuṭumbinī (कुटुम्बिनी) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.78-80 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: V.S.S. calls it Mahākṣupa, which is apparently against its inclusion in the Parpaṭādi-varga of Kṣudrakṣupa. Bhaṭṭācāryas have referred few local synonyms: Marathi (Paharakuṭumbī), Kannada (Marirjevaṇigeya-bheda), Tamil (Maruligankas).

Kuṭumbinī is mentioned as having eleven synonyms: Payasyā, Kṣīriṇī, Jalakāmukā, Vakraśalyā, Durādharṣā, Krūrakarmā, Jhiriṇṭikā, Śītā, Praharjāyā, Śītalā and Jaleruhā.

Properties and characteristics: “Kuṭumbinī is sweet (madhura), astringent and anti-kapha and pitta. It quells wounds, diseases due to blood impurities, pruritis and is considered rasāyanī or rejuvenating”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kuṭumbinī.—(EI 19; CII 2-1; ML), originally, ‘the wife of a householder’; later, ‘wife’ in general (cf. Sel. Ins., p. 164). Note: kuṭumbinī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kutumbini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kuṭumbinī (कुटुम्बिनी):—[from kuṭumbin > kuṭumba] f. the wife of a householder, mother of a family, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a female servant of a house [commentator or commentary] on [Yājñavalkya]

3) [v.s. ...] a large household [gana] khalādi

4) [v.s. ...] a small shrub used in med. (kṣīriṇī, a kind of moon-plant), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kutumbini in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuṭuṃbini (ಕುಟುಂಬಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] the mistress of a house.

2) [noun] a woman as related to her husband; a wife.

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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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