Matsyakshi, aka: Matsya-akshi, Matsyākṣī; 3 Definition(s)


Matsyakshi 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.

The Sanskrit term Matsyākṣī can be transliterated into English as Matsyaksi or Matsyakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Matsyākṣī (मत्स्याक्षी) is another name (synonym) for Pattūra, which is a Sanskrit name referring to to Alternanthera sessilis (dwarf copperleaf), from the Amaranthaceae family. Certain plant parts of Pattūra are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Matsyākṣī (मत्स्याक्षी).—Name of a kind of Soma plant.

Matsyākṣī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matsya and akṣī (अक्षी). See also (synonyms): matsyākṣakā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Matsyākṣī (मत्स्याक्षी).—f. (-ścī) The moon-plant, (Asclepias acida.) E. matsya a fish, akṣa an eye, aff. ṅīṣ; to which the flowers are compared.

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