Lehya, Lēhya: 12 definitions


Lehya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Lehya (लेह्य) refers to “food to be licked” and represents one of the six kinds of food (anna), according to the Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa Ayodhyākāṇḍa 94.20.—Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa gives us a five-fold classification of food items, which are [viz., lehya].

Source: National Mission for Manuscripts: Traditional Medicine System in India

Lehya (लेह्य) refers to one of the various Ayurvedic medicinal preparations and formulations.—Ayurvedic medicine are of different types. They can be used as single drugs, i.e. plants, metals and mineral drugs and animal drugs used in a single.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lēhya (लेह्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, fit &c.) to be licked, i. e. to be eaten by licking;--used of a medicine (as a bolus &c.): also (possible &c.) to be licked (generally).

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lēhya (लेह्य).—n S A medicine to be taken by licking, a linctus.

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

lēhya (लेह्य).—n Licking. lēhya a (Fit) to be licked.

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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

Lehya (लेह्य).—a. To be licked, to be eaten by licking, to be lapped up.

-hyam 1 Anything to be eaten by licking (as an article of food), a lambative; nectar.

2) Food in general.

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

Lehya (लेह्य).—mfn.

(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) To be licked. n.

(-hyaṃ) 1. The food or beverage of the gods, nectar, ambrosia. 2. Syrup, electuary. E. lih to taste, ṇyat aff.

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

Lehya (लेह्य).—[adjective] to be (being) licked or sipped.

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

1) Lehya (लेह्य):—[from lih] mfn. to be licked, lickable, to be lapped or licked up or eaten by licking, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. nectar, sipped food, any food, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a syrup, electuary, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Lehya (लेह्य):—[(hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) a.] That may be licked. n. The food or beverage of the gods, ambrosia; syrup.

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Lehya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lēhya (ಲೇಹ್ಯ):—[adjective] that is to be licked; that is to be tasted or eaten by licking.

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Lēhya (ಲೇಹ್ಯ):—

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

2) [noun] a medicine made by mixing drugs with honey or syrup to form a paste, which is to taken by licking; electuary.

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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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