Magadhika, Māgadhikā, Māgadhika: 6 definitions

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Magadhika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Magadhika in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Māgadhikā (मागधिका) is another name for “Pippalī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning māgadhikā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Magadhika in Chandas glossary
Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Māgadhikā (मागधिका) is the name of a antarasama-catuṣpadi metre (also known as Ardhasama), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Māgadhikā is made up of 14 and 16 mātrās in their odd and even lines respectively. Māgadhikā is the same as the Vaitālīya but only composed in the Magadhi language—In Vaitālīya, the last 8 mātrās of every line must be represented by [SISIS].

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Magadhika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māgadhikā (मागधिका).—Long pepper.

See also (synonyms): māgadhā.

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Māgadhika (मागधिक).—A kind of the Magadhas.

Derivable forms: māgadhikaḥ (मागधिकः).

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

1) Māgadhikā (मागधिका):—[from māgadhaka > māgadha] f. (sg. and [plural]) long pepper, [Suśruta; Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

2) Māgadhika (मागधिक):—[from māgadha] m. a prince of the Magadhas, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Māgadhika (मागधिक):—m. ein Fürst der Magadha [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 14, 32.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Māgadhika (मागधिक):—m. ein Fürst der Magadha.

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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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