Mahakapittha, Mahākapittha, Maha-kapittha: 8 definitions


Mahakapittha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Mahakapittha [महाकपित्थ] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Cailliea glomerata, Dichrostachys glomerata, Mimosa cinerea. For the possible medicinal usage of mahakapittha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Mahakapittha in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Mahakapittha in India is the name of a plant defined with Crateva nurvala in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Crateva religiosa var. nurvala (Buch.-Ham.) Hook. f. & Thomson (among others).

2) Mahakapittha is also identified with Schrebera swietenioides It has the synonym Nathusia swieteniodes Kuntze (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1799)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1827)
· Biol. Journal of the Linnean Society (1970)
· Gen. Index to Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1867)
· New Botanist (1985)
· Taxon (1979)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahākapittha (महाकपित्थ).—

1) the Bilva tree.

2) red garlic.

Derivable forms: mahākapitthaḥ (महाकपित्थः).

Mahākapittha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and kapittha (कपित्थ).

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

Mahākapittha (महाकपित्थ).—m.

(-tthaḥ) 1. A tree, (Ægle marmelos.) 2. Red garlic. E. mahā great, and kapittha wood-apple.

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

1) Mahākapittha (महाकपित्थ):—[=mahā-kapittha] [from mahā > mah] m. Aegle Marmelos, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] red garlic, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Mahākapittha (महाकपित्थ):—[mahā+kapittha] (tthaḥ) 1. m. Ægle marmelos.

[Sanskrit to 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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