Matsyanashana, Matsyanāśana, Matsya-nashana: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Matsyanāśana can be transliterated into English as Matsyanasana or Matsyanashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study
Matsyanāśana (मत्स्यनाशन) (lit. “one who destroy fishes”) is a synonym (another name) for the Kurara, according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Matsyanāśana (मत्स्यनाशन).—an osprey.
Derivable forms: matsyanāśanaḥ (मत्स्यनाशनः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ) An ospray. E. matsya a fish, and nāśana destroyer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matsyanāśana (मत्स्यनाशन).—m. an osprey.
Matsyanāśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matsya and nāśana (नाशन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matsyanāśana (मत्स्यनाशन):—[=matsya-nāśana] [from matsya > matsa] m. ‘f°-destroyer’, a sea-eagle, osprey, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matsyanāśana (मत्स्यनाशन):—[matsya-nāśana] (naḥ) 1. m. Idem.
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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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