Madhumastaka, Madhu-mastaka: 5 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Madhumastaka (मधुमस्तक) or Madhuśīrṣaka refers to a group of food mentioned in Suśruta-saṃhitā, Sūtrasthā chapter 46.—Accordingly, “the articles of food belonging to the groups of Madhumastakas, Saṃyāvas, and Pūpas, are heavy in respect of digestion but are flesh building in their properties”.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madhumastaka (मधुमस्तक).—a kind of sweetmeat made of honey, flour, oil, and ghee; मधुतैलघृतैर्मध्ये वेष्टिताः समिताश्च याः । मधुमस्तकमुद्दिष्टम् (madhutailaghṛtairmadhye veṣṭitāḥ samitāśca yāḥ | madhumastakamuddiṣṭam) ..... Śabda-chandrikā.

Derivable forms: madhumastakam (मधुमस्तकम्).

Madhumastaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhu and mastaka (मस्तक).

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

Madhumastaka (मधुमस्तक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A sweetmeat made of flour, honey, oil and ghee. E. madhu honey, and mastaka a head.

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

Madhumastaka (मधुमस्तक).—n. a sweetmeat made of flour, honey, oil, and butter (cf. mastu),

Madhumastaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhu and mastaka (मस्तक).

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

Madhumastaka (मधुमस्तक):—[=madhu-mastaka] [from madhu] n. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), Name of a [particular] kind of sweetmeat, [Suśruta]

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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. 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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