Makushtaka, Makuṣṭaka: 6 definitions


Makushtaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Makuṣṭaka can be transliterated into English as Makustaka or Makushtaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Makuṣṭaka (मकुष्टक) is a variant spelling for Makuṣṭhaka (Vigna aconitifolia, “mat bean”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.

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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)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Makustaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Vigna aconitifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus palmatus Forssk. (among others).

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

· Observationum Botanicarum (1768)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1982)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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

Makuṣṭaka (मकुष्टक).—A kind of kidney-bean or rice.

Derivable forms: makuṣṭakaḥ (मकुष्टकः).

See also (synonyms): makuṣṭa.

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

Makuṣṭaka (मकुष्टक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A kind of kidney-bean, a wild variety, perhaps of the Phaseolus mungo. E. maku irrly. derivd, from mak to adorn, ṣṭak to impede, aff. ac; also makuṣṭhaka .

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

Makuṣṭaka (मकुष्टक):—m. Phaseolus Aconitifolius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Makuṣṭaka (मकुष्टक):—[maku-ṣṭaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A kidney-bean.

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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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