Pancangula, Pañcāṅgula, Panca-angula, Pancan-angula, Pañcaṅgula, Pamcamgula: 14 definitions


Pancangula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, biology. 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 Panchangula.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Ricinus communis Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning pañcāṅgula] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल) refers to “measuring five aṅgulas” (viz., referring to newly hatched snakes), as taught in the Nāgajanman (“birth of the Snakes”) section of the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The female snakes conceive in the three months following Āṣāḍha month. After an incubation period of four months, tiny sarpas hatch from their eggs, measuring five aṅgulas [e.g., pañcāṅgula], with red and black coloured heads. They are of three kinds: male, female and neuter.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल) is another name (synonym) for Śvetairaṇḍa: one of the three varieties of Eraṇḍa, which is a Sanskrit name representing Ricinus communis (castor-oil-plant). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 8.55-57), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Eraṇḍa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Pancangula in India is the name of a plant defined with Ricinus communis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Croton spinosus L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Catalogus Plantarum Madagascariensium (1906)
· Species Plantarum
· Kew Bulletin (1984)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1981)
· Cytologia (1980)
· Tropical Plant Science Research. New Delhi (1983)

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल).—a.

- or - f.) measuring five fingers.

-laḥ the castor-oil plant.

Pañcāṅgula is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and aṅgula (अङ्गुल).

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

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल).—nt. (= Pali pañca°, also °laka, °lika), (magic) five-finger-mark (see Vogel, Versl. en Med. d. K. Akad. v. Wet. Amsterdam, Afd. Letterk., v.4.218 ff., and [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] s.v.): °lāni (to be made on stūpas) Mahāvastu i.269.14; Kalpanāmaṇḍitikā, Lüders Kl. Sanskrit Texte 2, 44.

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

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-lī-laṃ) Measuring five fingers. m.

(-laḥ) The castor-oil plant. E. pañca five, aṅguli a finger, aff. ac: the leaves having five lobes compared to fingers.

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

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल).—m. The castor-oil plant.

Pañcāṅgula is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and aṅgula (अङ्गुल).

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

1) Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल):—[from pañca] mfn. measuring 5 fingers

2) [v.s. ...] m. Ricinus Communis (which has 5-lobed leaves), [Suśruta]

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

Pañcāṅgula (पञ्चाङ्गुल):—[pañcā+ṅgula] (laḥ) 1. m. The castor oil plant. a. Measuring five fingers.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pancangula in German

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pañcaṅgula refers to: =°aṅgulika J. IV, 153 (gandha°); SnA 39 (usabhaṃ nahāpetvā bhojetvā °ṃ datvā mālaṃ bandhitvā).

Note: pañcaṅgula is a Pali compound consisting of the words pañca and aṅgula.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṃcāṃgula (ಪಂಚಾಂಗುಲ):—

1) [noun] the five fingers (of a hand).

2) [noun] the castor-seed plant, Ricinus communis of Euphorbiaceae family.

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