Pakvarasa, Pakva-rasa: 4 definitions



Pakvarasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pakvarasa (पक्वरस):—A Sanskrit word referring to the liquor made from sugar-cane and brown sugar and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The official botanical name of the genus of sugar-cane is Saccharum and it is found widespread across tropical and subtropical regions.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakvarasa (पक्वरस).—wine or any spirituous liquor.

Derivable forms: pakvarasaḥ (पक्वरसः).

Pakvarasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakva and rasa (रस).

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

Pakvarasa (पक्वरस).—m.

(-saḥ) Wine or vinous liquor. E. pakva matured, rasa juice.

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

Pakvarasa (पक्वरस):—[=pakva-rasa] [from pakva > pac] m. wine or any intoxicating liquor made of the juice of the sugar cane, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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