Leha, Lēha: 15 definitions


Leha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Leha (लेह, “linctus”) is a Sanskrit technical term appearing in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva..—Leha (linctus) is a typical Ayurvedic preparation, which is heavy in nature. It is the extract preparations (the first five mentioned) that are boiled down to consistence. Rasakriyā and avaleha are its other names. For preparing leha, the mentioned drugs are decoctioned and to this jaggary or sugar and the paste (if mentioned) are mixed. It is cooked in slow fire. When it becomes semi solid, the powdered drugs, ghee, oil etc can be added. As sugar agents, ghee etc are added it is rejuvenating and bulk promoting.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Leha (लेह):—[lehaḥ] It means the preparation of the medicines topically in palatable form (in the form of linctus) given for licking.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Leha (लेह) (or Lehagata, Lehagrāsa) refers to one of the ten types of (solar and lunar) eclipses (grāsa), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the solar or lunar disc should be just dimmed by darkness all round which disappears immediately, the eclipse is technically known as Leha (licking): all creatures will be happy and the earth will be flooded with water. If a third, or a fourth, or one half of the disc should be eclipsed, it is technically known as Grasana (seizing with the mouth) grasa—partial eclipse: the wealth of prosperous princes will suffer diminution and prosperous countries will be afflicted with calamities”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lēha (लेह).—m S A medicine to be taken by licking; a lambative or linctus, a bolus, an electuary.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

lēha (लेह).—m A medicine to be taken by licking; a linctus.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Leha (लेह).—[lih-ghañ]

1) Licking, sipper; as in मधुनो लेहः (madhuno lehaḥ) Bk. 6.82.

2) Tasting.

3) A lambative, an electuary.

4) Food.

5) One of the ten ways in which an eclipse occurs; Bṛ. S.

-hī A disease of the tips of the ears.

Derivable forms: lehaḥ (लेहः).

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

Leha (लेह).—m.

(-haḥ) 1. Food. 2. Licking, tasting. E. lih to taste, aff. ghaña .

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

Leha (लेह).—[masculine] licker, sipper.

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

1) Leha (लेह):—[from lih] a m. one who licks, a licker, sipper (madhuno lehaḥ, ‘sipper of honey’, a bee), [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

2) [v.s. ...] anything to be taken by licking or sipping or sucking, an electuary, syrup, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] food, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the 10 ways in which an eclipse can take place, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) b lehana etc. See p. 903, col. 1.

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

Leha (लेह):—(haḥ) 1. m. Food; licking.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Leha (लेह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Leha.

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Leha in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Leha (लेह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Leha.

2) Leha (लेह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Lekha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lēha (ಲೇಹ):—

1) [noun] the act of licking.

2) [noun] anything that is to be taken by licking.

3) [noun] a medicine made by mixing drugs with honey or syrup to form a paste, which is to consumed by licking.

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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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