Mahatikta, Maha-tikta, Mahātikta, Mahātiktā: 7 definitions

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Mahatikta in Ayurveda glossary
Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Mahātiktā (महातिक्ता) is another name for Yavatiktā, a medicinal plant identified with Andrographis paniculata (creat or green chireta) from the Acanthaceae or “acanthus family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.76-78 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Mahātiktā and Yavatiktā, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mahātikta (महातिक्त).—the Nimba tree.

Derivable forms: mahātiktaḥ (महातिक्तः).

Mahātikta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and tikta (तिक्त).

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

Mahātikta (महातिक्त).—mfn.

(-ktraḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) Very bitter. m.

(-ktaḥ) The large Nimba tree, (Melia sempervirens.) f.

(-ktā) A plant, commonly Akanadi. E. mahā much, and tikta bitter. yavatiktāyāṃca “titpaltā” iti bhāṣā .

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

1) Mahātikta (महातिक्त):—[=mahā-tikta] [from mahā > mah] mfn. very bitter

2) [v.s. ...] with sarpis n. a [particular] drug, [Caraka]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Melia Sempervirens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Mahātiktā (महातिक्ता):—[=mahā-tiktā] [from mahā-tikta > mahā > mah] f. Clypea Hernandifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] = yavatiktā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Mahātikta (महातिक्त):—[mahā-tikta] (ktaḥ) 1. m. The large Nimb tree. f. () A plant. a. Very bitter.

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Mahatikta 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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