Pancapitta, Pancan-pitta, Pañcapitta: 2 definitions



Pancapitta 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcapitta (पञ्चपित्त).—the bile of five animals viz. (the boar, goat, buffalo, fish and peacock).

Derivable forms: pañcapittam (पञ्चपित्तम्).

Pañcapitta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and pitta (पित्त).

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

Pañcapitta (पञ्चपित्त):—[=pañca-pitta] [from pañca] n. the gall or bile of 5 animals (viz. the boar, goat, buffalo, fish, and peacock), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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