Phupphusa: 15 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Cogprints: Concepts of Human Physiology in Ayurveda

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस, “lung”):—On the left inferior aspect of the heart, Plīhā (‘spleen’) is situated and on its left side there is Phupphusa (‘left lung’). On right side, the corresponding organs situated are Yakṛt (‘liver’) and Kloma (‘right lung’) respectively (Suśruta-saṃhitā Śārirasthāna 4/31). Suśruta has used two different terms to mean left and right lungs—‘Phupphusa’ for left lung and ‘Kloma’ for right lung. This conclusion is drawn because of the fact that the term ‘Phupphusa’ has not been used in its plural form.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस) refers to the “lungs” and represents one of the items held in the right hand of Heruka: one of the main deities of the Herukamaṇḍala described in the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Heruka is positioned in the Lotus (padma) at the center; He is the origin of all heroes; He has 17 faces (with three eyes on each) and 76 arms [holding, for example, phupphusa]; He is half black and half green in color; He is dancing on a flaming sun placed on Bhairava and Kālarātrī.

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस) or “lung” is associated with Vāyuvegā and Mahāvīra, according to the Cakrasaṃvara-maṇḍala or Saṃvaramaṇḍala of Abhayākaragupta’s Niṣpannayogāvalī, p. 45 and n. 145; (Cf. Cakrasaṃvaratantra, Gray, David B., 2007).—The Cakrasaṃvara mandala has a total of sixty-two deities. [...] Three concentric circles going outward, the body, speech and mind wheels (kāya-vāka-citta), in the order: mind (blue), speech (red), and body (white), with eight Ḍākinīs each in non-dual union with their Ḍākas, "male consorts".

Associated elements of Vāyuvegā and Mahāvīra:

Circle: vākacakra [=vākcakra?] (speech-wheel) (red);
Ḍākinī (female consort): Vāyuvegā;
Ḍāka (male consort): Mahāvīra;
Bīja: triṃ;
Body-part: navel;
Pīṭha: Triśakuni;
Bodily constituent: phupphusa (lungs);
Bodhipakṣa (wings of enlightenment): vīryabala (power of effort).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phupphusa (फुप्फुस).—m S pop. phuphūsa m The lungs.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

phupphusa (फुप्फुस).—m phuphūsa m The lungs.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस).—The lungs.

Derivable forms: phupphusaḥ (फुप्फुसः), phupphusam (फुप्फुसम्).

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

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस).—(1) m. (recorded only in meaning lungs), app. some sort of instrument, used by monks: °saḥ Mahāvyutpatti 9446 = Tibetan snod rñeṅ (sñeṅ) khyer ba (obscure to me; possibly an instrument for stretching some abdominal organ, as the bladder? snod, vessel, is used in cpds. of abdominal organs, Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary) s.v. 2); Chin. also obscure; lit. love instrument (!); (2) nt. Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.159.5 °sam, 160.1 °sa-cīvareṇa, applied to a monk's robe; Tibetan deṅs pas, old, stale, worn ([Tibetan-English Dictionary]).

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

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस).—m.

(-saḥ) The lungs see pupphusa .

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

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस).—see pupphusa.

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

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस):—[from phupphu] m. ([Suśruta]) ([Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]) the lungs.

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

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस):—(saḥ) 1. m. The lungs.

[Sanskrit to German]

Phupphusa 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस):—(nm) a lung.

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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Phupphusa (फुप्फुस):—n. lungs;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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