Pacani, Pacaṇī, Pācanī: 4 definitions
Pacani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Pachani.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Indian Journal of History of Science, 31(4), 1996: Mūṣāvijñāna
Pācanī (पाचनी) refers to “one which heats or digests” and is a synonym for mūṣā (crucible): used for smelting metals.—According to the Rasaratnasamuccaya 10.2 a mūṣā is one which destroys faults in metals. The word mūṣā has its origin in the process of purification of metals to which it is primarily employed.
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pacaṇī (पचणी).—f (Verbal of pacaṇēṃ) Undergoing of digestion &c. pacaṇīsa paḍaṇēṃ To be lingering under an incurable disease. 2 To agree with; to stay on the stomach; to cease to offend--an article of food or a medicine through use.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pacaṇī (पचणी).—f Undergoing of digestion &c. pacaṇīsa paḍaṇēṃ To be lingering under an incurable disease. To agree with; to cease to offend-an article of food or a medicine through use.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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