Patrashaka, Patraśāka, Patra-shaka: 4 definitions

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Patrashaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 term Patraśāka can be transliterated into English as Patrasaka or Patrashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Patrashaka in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Patraśāka (पत्रशाक) refers to “leafy vegetables” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—In the Patraśāka or “leafy vegetables” group of foodstuffs, the following substances are beneficial (hita) to the body: Sūraṇa (elephant foot yam).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Patrashaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

patraśāka (पत्रशाक).—f S A common name for the plants of which the leaf is esculent.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Patraśāka (पत्रशाक).—a vegetable consisting chiefly of leaves; पत्रशाकं तु बर्हिणः (patraśākaṃ tu barhiṇaḥ) Manusmṛti 12.65; Y.3.213.

Derivable forms: patraśākaḥ (पत्रशाकः).

Patraśāka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms patra and śāka (शाक).

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

Patraśāka (पत्रशाक).—m. a potherb, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 65.

Patraśāka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms patra and śāka (शाक).

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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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