Pakti: 10 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Pakti (पक्ति) refers to “digestion”, as mentioned in verse 4.29-31 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] If (a patient) has been debilitated by medicine, strengthening (him) gradually by food such as rice, sixty-day-old rice, wheat, mung-beans, meat, and ghee—(which), in combination with cardiac and stomachic remedies, (is) promotive of appetite and digestion [viz., ruci-pakti-da]—as well as by inunctions, massages, baths, and purgative and lubricant enemas (is) wholesome. Thus he recovers comfort, intensity of all the fires, faultlessness of intellect, colour, and senses, potency, (and) longness of life”.

Note: ruti-pakti-da (“promotive of appetite and digestion”) has been represented by yi-ga ’byed-ciṅ ’ju byed (“that which opens appetite and causes digestion”), that is substantially, “appetizers and digestives”.—For ’byed-ciṅ NP have substituted the intransitive ’bye-źin, which is less suitable here; bźu (for ’ju) in N seems to be a mistake.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Pakti (पक्ति) refers to a type of preparation with Soma according to the Ṛgveda VIII.91.2, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—[...] Soma is one of the most acclaimed offerings in śrauta rituals. [...] The preparations referred to in Vedas wherein Soma was mixed were karaṃbha, dhāna, apūpa, pakti, saktu, water and honey. The usage of soma can also be seen in the texts of classical Sanskrit literature. Drinking soma juice was referred to in Uttararamacarita.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Pakti (पक्ति)—One of the food-preparations mentioned in the Ṛg-veda.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

In Theravada Buddhism, pakti could mean “chemical heat”, if observed as a function concerning the four elements (earth, water, fire, wind).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakti (पक्ति).—&c. See under पच् (pac).

See also (synonyms): paktṛ, pakva.

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Pakti (पक्ति).—f. [pac-bhāve-ktin]

1) Cooking; वैवाहिकेऽग्नौ कुर्वीत (vaivāhike'gnau kurvīta)... ...पक्तिं चान्वाहिकीं गृही (paktiṃ cānvāhikīṃ gṛhī) Ms.3.67; The process or act of cooking; विषमा हि पक्तिराजानामाविकानां च मांसानाम् । यावता कालेनाजानि पच्यन्ते तावताविकानि विलीयन्ते (viṣamā hi paktirājānāmāvikānāṃ ca māṃsānām | yāvatā kālenājāni pacyante tāvatāvikāni vilīyante) | ŚB. on MS.11. 4.37.

2) Digesting, digestion.

3) Ripening, becoming ripe, maturity, development; न पपात संनिहितपक्तिसुरभिषु फलेषु मानसम् (na papāta saṃnihitapaktisurabhiṣu phaleṣu mānasam) Ki.12.4.

4) Fame, dignity.

5) The place of digestion (jaṭharāgni); पक्तिदृष्ठ्योः परं तेजः (paktidṛṣṭhyoḥ paraṃ tejaḥ) (sanniveśayet) Ms.12.2.

6) Purification; शरीरपक्तिः कर्माणि (śarīrapaktiḥ karmāṇi) Mb.12. 27.38.

7) Any dish of cooked food (Ved.).

Derivable forms: paktiḥ (पक्तिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pakti (पक्ति).—(°-) [ is printed for paṅkti-, row, line, in Lalitavistara 43.18, without correction; and occurs several times in mss. of Mahāvastu, e.g. i.194.4, both mss., and i.249.14, one ms.; Senart reads paṅkti-, doubtless rightly.]

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

Pakti (पक्ति).—f.

(-ktiḥ) 1. Cooking. 2. Ripening. 3. Fame, respectability. 4. Digestion. E. pac to cook, aff. bhāve-ktin .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pakti (पक्ति).—i. e. pac + ti, f. 1. Cooking, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 11. 2. Digestion, 12, 120. 3. Ripening, development, Mahābhārata 12, 9745 (read pakti instead of paṅkti). 4. Dignity, [Suśruta] 1, 51, 20.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pakti (पक्ति).—[feminine] cooking, food, digestion, ripening ([figuratively] = bearing consequences), development.

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Pakti (पक्ति).—[feminine] cooking, food, digestion, ripening ([figuratively] = bearing consequences), development.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pakti (पक्ति):—[from pac] f. ([Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] pakti) cooking, preparing food, [Manu-smṛti ix, 11] (anna-p)

2) [v.s. ...] food or any dish of cooked food, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] digesting, digestion, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] place of digestion (= -sthāna), [Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] ripening, development (cf. loka-), having results or consequences, [Varāha-mihira; Kāvya literature]

6) [v.s. ...] purification, [Mahābhārata xii, 9745] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

7) [v.s. ...] respectability, dignity, fame, [Suśruta]

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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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