Picumarda, Picu-marda: 5 definitions



Picumarda 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pichumarda.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Picumarda in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Picumarda (पिचुमर्द):—A Sanskrit word referring to the “Neem tree” and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known as Nimba and Prabhadra. Its official botanical name is Azadirachta indica but is commonly referred to in English as “Neem”, “Nimtree” and “Indian Lilac”. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and grows in tropical and semi-tropcial regions. It is an evergreen tree growing up to 20m high, has very bitter leaves, and pinkish white flowers.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Picumarda (पिचुमर्द).—the Nimba tree; माधवीव पिचुमन्दाश्लेषिणं (mādhavīva picumandāśleṣiṇaṃ) Dk.2.3; सार्धं कथंचिदुचितैः पिचुमर्दपत्रैः (sārdhaṃ kathaṃciducitaiḥ picumardapatraiḥ) Śi.5.66.

Derivable forms: picumardaḥ (पिचुमर्दः).

Picumarda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms picu and marda (मर्द). See also (synonyms): picumanda.

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

Picumarda (पिचुमर्द).—see -manda.

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

Picumarda (पिचुमर्द):—[=picu-marda] [from picu] m. the Nimb tree, Azadirachta Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Picumarda 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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