Mahiruh, Mahīruh, Mahi-ruh: 7 definitions


Mahiruh 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)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Mahīruh (महीरुह्) refers to Vṛkṣa (i.e., “a tree”), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—A number of different permutation and combination of herbs are prescribed as Lepa and Pāna for removing the poison of Maṇḍalī snakes.—According to the Kāśyapasaṃhitā verse 9.83: “A compound prepared of Dugdhī, Kiṃśuka, bittergourd, Tulasī and Kośātakī juices mixed with Turmeric water and Lotus petals, a drona of Ginger, and husk will remove the poison and heal the wound.This preparation can be mixed with sprouts of Kṣīravṛkṣa (kṣīra-mahīruh) [tasmin kṣīramahīruhāṃ] and given as a drink”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahīruh (महीरुह्).—m.,

Mahīruh is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahī and ruh (रुह्). See also (synonyms): mahīpraroha.

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

Mahīruh (महीरुह्).—[mahī-ruh], and mahīruha mahī-ruh + a, m. A tree, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 10 (-ruh); Bhāṣāp. 1 (saṃsāra-mahīruha, The tree-like world).

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

Mahīruh (महीरुह्).—[masculine] ([nominative] ruṭ) tree (earth-grower).

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

Mahīruh (महीरुह्):—[=mahī-ruh] [from mahī > mah] m. ([nominative case] -ruṭ) ‘earth-grower’, a plant, tree, [Kirātārjunīya]

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Mahiruh 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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