Mastishka, Mastiṣka: 12 definitions
Mastishka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Mastiṣka can be transliterated into English as Mastiska or Mastishka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Mastishk.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Mastiṣka (मस्तिष्क):—Head; Brain
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Mastiṣka (मस्तिष्क) refers to the “brain”, according to the Brahmayāmala-tantra, Tāntrikābhidhānakośa and Prabodhacandrodaya.—(Cf. pañcāmṛtākarṣaṇa—“extraction of the five nectars”).—[...] Other sources also describe Kāpālikas as making use of various parts of the human body. Kāpālikas use human flesh (mahāmāṃsa), brain (mastiṣka), intestines (antra), fat (vasā) and blood (kīlāla) in ritual, and drink alcohol (surā), according to Prabodhacandrodaya 3.13.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The brain; महाहिमस्तिष्कविभेदमुक्तरक्तच्छटाचर्चितचण्डचञ्चुः (mahāhimastiṣkavibhedamuktaraktacchaṭācarcitacaṇḍacañcuḥ) (garumān) Nāg.4; Ve.1.27.
2) Any medicine acting upon the brain.
Derivable forms: mastiṣkam (मस्तिष्कम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣkaḥ) The brain. E. mas-ktin mastiṃ pariṇati bhedaṃ muṣkati muṣka gatau ac pṛṣo0 .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mastiṣka (मस्तिष्क).— (akin to masta), n. The brain, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 4, 17; [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 4740.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mastiṣka (मस्तिष्क).—[masculine] [neuter] the brain.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mastiṣka (मस्तिष्क):—[from mas] m. n. the brain, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] any medicine or substance acting upon the brain, [Suśruta]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mastiska (मस्तिस्क):—(skaḥ) 1. m. The brain.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Mastiṣka (मस्तिष्क) [Also spelled mastishk]:—(nm) the brain, cerebrum, mind.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Mastiṣka (ಮಸ್ತಿಷ್ಕ):—[noun] the part of the central nervous system enclosed in the cranium of humans and other vertebrates, consisting of a soft, convoluted mass of gray and white matter and serving to control and coordinate the mental and physical actions; the brain.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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