Parna-mriga, aka: Parṇa-mṛga, Parnamriga, Parṇamṛga; 3 Definition(s)
Parna-mriga 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.
The Sanskrit terms Parṇa-mṛga and Parṇamṛga can be transliterated into English as Parna-mrga or Parna-mriga or Parnamrga or Parnamriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Animals such as the
- the arboreal Musika,
- the Vriksha-Shāyika,
- and the Vānara, etc.
belong to the family of Parna-Mrigas (lit : tree-dwelling arboreal animals).
The flesh of animals of this group is sweet, spermatopoietic and heavy of digestion. It is invigorating to the eyesight and beneficial in cases of consumption. It is laxative and diuretic and cures cough, pile and dyspnœa.
The Parṇa-mṛga is a sub-group of the Jāṅghala group (living in high ground and in a jungle).Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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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Parṇamṛga (पर्णमृग).—any wild animal living in the boughs of trees (as a monkey, squirrel, &c.).
Derivable forms: parṇamṛgaḥ (पर्णमृगः).
Parṇamṛga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parṇa and mṛga (मृग).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-gaḥ) Any wild animal lodging in the boughs of trees, as a monkey, a sloth, a squirrel. E. parṇa, and mṛga deer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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