Mrigamatrika, aka: Mṛgamātṛkā, Mriga-matrika; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Mṛgamātṛkā can be transliterated into English as Mrgamatrka or Mrigamatrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Mṛgamātṛkā (मृगमातृका) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “hog deer”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. The animal Mṛgamātṛkā is part of the sub-group named Jāṅgalamṛga, refering to “animals living in forests”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Mṛgamātṛkā (मृगमातृका)—Sanskrit word which could refer to a kind of “red-coloured hare like deer”. This animal is from the group called Jaṅghāla (large-kneed). Jaṅghāla itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

The venison of the Mriga-mātrikā species is cooling and proves curative in cases of hæmoptysis, Sannipāta diseases (due to the concerted action of the three deranged humours), consumption, dyspnœa, cough, and hiccough and creates a relish for food.

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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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Mṛgamātṛkā (मृगमातृका).—a doe.

Mṛgamātṛkā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and mātṛkā (मातृका).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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