Maireyaka: 7 definitions


Maireyaka 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Maireyaka in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Maireyaka (मैरेयक) refers to a variety of wine, according to the Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa Uttarākāṇḍa 42.18, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Vāruṇi, the strongest spiritous liquor was also described in Vālmīki-Rrāmāyaṇa. The highways of the Kiṣkindha were described as always redolent with the smell of liqour. Sīta herself enjoyed maireyaka variety of wine and promised to worship the river goddess with a thousand pitchers of wine.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Maireyaka (मैरेयक):—The finished product obtained by allowing for further fermentation / maturation after mixing the asav and sura in equal proportions

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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»] — Maireyaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maireyaka (मैरेयक).—A kind of intoxicating drink (a combination of surā and āsava); अधिरजनि वधूभिः पीतमैरेयरिक्तम् (adhirajani vadhūbhiḥ pītamaireyariktam) Śiśupālavadha 11.51; G. L.34; पीत्वा च मधु- मैरेयम् (pītvā ca madhu- maireyam) Bhāgavata 6.1.59; मैरेयं सरसिजीमुखाम्बुजस्थं चक्राह्वाः सह गृहिणीभिरापिबन्ति (maireyaṃ sarasijīmukhāmbujasthaṃ cakrāhvāḥ saha gṛhiṇībhirāpibanti) Rām. Ch.7.

Derivable forms: maireyakaḥ (मैरेयकः), maireyakam (मैरेयकम्).

See also (synonyms): maireya.

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

1) Maireyaka (मैरेयक):—[from maireya] mn. idem, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a mixed caste, [Mahābhārata] (cf. maitreyaka).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Maireyaka (मैरेयक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Meraga.

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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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