Mahavrihi, Mahāvrīhi, Maha-vrihi: 6 definitions
Mahavrihi 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Mahāvrīhi (महाव्रीहि) refers to “long rice” according to the Yajurveda-saṃhita (and brāhmaṇa), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The discussions on rice can be seen only in post-Ṛgvedic literature. [...] Yajurvedic Saṃhitas and Brāhmaṇas mentions kṛṣṇavrīhi (black rice), śuklavrīhi (white rice), mahāvrīhi (long rice), nīvāra (wild rice), hāyana (red rice growing in a year), āśu (swift growing rice) and māsūsya (a sort of wild rice) as varieties of rice.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-hiḥ) A large kind of rice. E. mahā large, and vrīhi rice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāvrīhi (महाव्रीहि):—[=mahā-vrīhi] [from mahā > mah] m. (mahā-) large rice, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mahāvrīhi (महाव्रीहि):—[mahā+vrīhi] (hiḥ) 2. m. Large rice.
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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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Starts with: Mahavrihimaya.
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Charaka Samhita (English translation) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 4 - Anomalies of Urinary Secretion (prameha-nidana) < [Nidanasthana (Nidana Sthana) — Section on Pathology]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)