Mahadaushadhi, Mahadauṣadhi, Mahat-aushadhi: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Mahadauṣadhi can be transliterated into English as Mahadausadhi or Mahadaushadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahadauṣadhi (महदौषधि).—f. a herb of wonderful power. On the Himālaya there are trees of the Devadāru family which have got resinous stems. These stems burn like oil-lamps. These sticks of pinewood, therefore, are the natural lamps of the Himālaya. cf. सरलासक्तमातङ्गग्रैवेयस्फुरितत्विषः । आसन्नोषधयो नेतुर्नक्तमस्नेहदीपिकाः (saralāsaktamātaṅgagraiveyasphuritatviṣaḥ | āsannoṣadhayo neturnaktamasnehadīpikāḥ) || R.4.75; ज्वलितमहौषधिदीपिकासनाथाम् (jvalitamahauṣadhidīpikāsanāthām) R.9.7.

Derivable forms: mahadauṣadhiḥ (महदौषधिः).

Mahadauṣadhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahat and auṣadhi (औषधि).

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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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