Madhvika, Mādhvīka, Mādhvika, Mādhvīkā: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Mādhvīka (माध्वीक) is another name for Rājamāṣa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Vigna unguiculata (cow-peas). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 16.82), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mādhvika (माध्विक).—A person who collects honey.

Derivable forms: mādhvikaḥ (माध्विकः).

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Mādhvīka (माध्वीक).—[madhunā madhūkapuṣpeṇa nirvṛttam īkak]

1) A kind of spirituous liquor distilled from the flowers of the tree called Madhūka; गौडी पेष्टी च माध्वी च विज्ञेया त्रिविधा सुरा (gauḍī peṣṭī ca mādhvī ca vijñeyā trividhā surā) Ms.11.94; चचाम मधु माध्वीकम् (cacāma madhu mādhvīkam) Bk.14.94.

2) Wine distilled from grapes; साध्वी माध्वीक चिन्ता न भवति भवतः (sādhvī mādhvīka cintā na bhavati bhavataḥ) Gīt.12. (= madho; Com.).

3) A grape.

Derivable forms: mādhvīkam (माध्वीकम्).

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Mādhvīkā (माध्वीका).—f. A kind of red pulse (Mar. tāṃbaḍā pāvaṭā).

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

Mādhvīka (माध्वीक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Spirituous liquor, distilled from the blossoms of the Bassia latifolia. 2. Wine, spirit distilled from grapes. E. mādhvī as above, kan added.

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

Mādhvīka (माध्वीक).—[mādhvī + ka], n. 1. Spirituous liquor made from the Bassia. 2. Wine.

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

Mādhvika (माध्विक).—[masculine] who collects honey.

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Mādhvīka (माध्वीक).—[neuter] a kind of liquor.

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

1) Mādhvika (माध्विक):—[from mādhava] m. a person who collects honey, [Mahābhārata]

2) Mādhvīka (माध्वीक):—[from mādhava] n. a kind of intoxicating drink, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (cf. madhu-mādhvīka and mādhavaka)

3) Mādhvīkā (माध्वीका):—[from mādhvīka > mādhava] f. Dolichos Sinensis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Mādhvīka (माध्वीक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Idem; wine.

[Sanskrit to German]

Madhvika 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

Mādhvīka (ಮಾಧ್ವೀಕ):—[adjective] intoxicating; intoxicant.

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Mādhvīka (ಮಾಧ್ವೀಕ):—

1) [noun] a liquor distilled from the flower of the tree Madhuca indica ( = Bassia latifolia) of Sapotaceae family.

2) [noun] the edible, pulpy, smooth-skinned berry or fruit that grows in clusters on vines of Vitis vinifera; grape.

3) [noun] a kind of intoxicating drink made by fermenting the grape-juice.

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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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