Pakshaghata, aka: Pakṣaghāta, Paksha-ghata, Paksha-aghata; 5 Definition(s)


Pakshaghata 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.

The Sanskrit term Pakṣaghāta can be transliterated into English as Paksaghata or Pakshaghata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Pakṣaghāta (पक्षघात) refers to a “stroke”, but more specifically, it refers to an ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory. It is composed of the words Pakṣa (translating to ‘contradiction’) and Ghāta (translating to ‘killing’, ‘blow’ or ‘bruise’). The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

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

Marathi-English dictionary

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pakṣaghāta (पक्षघात).—m (S Usually pakṣāghāta) Hemiplegy.

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pakṣāghāta (पक्षाघात).—m (S) Hemiplegy.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pakṣaghāta (पक्षघात).—m Paralysis.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pakṣāghāta (पक्षाघात).—

1) palsy or paralysis of one side, hemiplegia.

2) refutation of an argument.

Derivable forms: pakṣāghātaḥ (पक्षाघातः).

Pakṣāghāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and āghāta (आघात).

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Pakṣaghāta (पक्षघात).—=

Derivable forms: pakṣaghātaḥ (पक्षघातः).

Pakṣaghāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and ghāta (घात).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣāghāta (पक्षाघात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Refutation. containing. 2. Palsy, hemiplegia. E. pakṣa, and āghāta a blow.

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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