Pancakola, Pañcakola, Pancan-kola, Pamcakola: 7 definitions



Pancakola 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchakola.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Pancakola in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Pañcakola (पञ्चकोल) refers to “five spices”, mentioned in verse 3.46 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] as the (humours and the gastric fire) irritate one another this way, one shall turn to all (substances) that (are) applicable to all humours and promotive of the (gastric) fire: [...] whey richly mixed with sochal salt or besprinkled with powder of the five spices [viz., pañcakola], rain-water, well-water, and boiled water; in very bad weather, however, food”.

Note: By pañcakola (“the five spices”) are meant long pepper (pippalī), long-pepper roots (pippalīmūla) , elephant pepper (cavya), plumbago (citraka), and dry ginger (nāgara). Instead of lṅai CD offer lṅa ni, which is probably corrupt for lṅa-yi.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancakola in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcakola (पञ्चकोल).—the five spices taken collectively; पिप्पली पिप्पलीमूलं चव्यचित्रकनागरम् । पञ्चकोलं (pippalī pippalīmūlaṃ cavyacitrakanāgaram | pañcakolaṃ) ......... (Mar. piṃpaḷī, piṃpaḷamūḷa, cavaka, citraka va suṃṭha).

Derivable forms: pañcakolam (पञ्चकोलम्).

Pañcakola is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and kola (कोल).

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

Pañcakola (पञ्चकोल).—n.

(-laṃ) The aggregate of five spices. viz. Long pepper, its root, Chai or Piper Chavya, Plumbago, and dry ginger. E. pañca five, and kola pepper.

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

Pañcakola (पञ्चकोल):—[=pañca-kola] [from pañca] n. the 5 spices (viz. long pepper, its root, Piper Chaba, plumbago and dry ginger), [Caraka; Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Pañcakola (पञ्चकोल):—[pañca-kola] (laṃ) 1. n. The aggregate of five spices combined.

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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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