Picumarda, aka: Picu-marda; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Pichumarda.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Picumarda (पिचुमर्द):—A Sanskrit word referring to the “Neem tree” and is used throughout Āyurvedic 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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Picu.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: picu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as i...
Marda (मर्द).—m. (-rdaḥ) 1. A violent stroke. 2. Grinding, crushing.
Tūlapicu (तूलपिचु).—m. (-cuḥ) Cotton. E. tūla cotton, and picu the same.
Picutūla (पिचुतूल).—n. (-laṃ) Cotton. E. picu, and tūla both meaning the same, cotton.
Picumanda (पिचुमन्द).—(m.; Sanskrit Lex. and Pali id., Pali oftener pucimanda), the nimba tree:...
Arimarda (अरिमर्द).—'curshing enemies, Name of a plant (kāmamarda; Mar. kāsaviṃdā). Derivable f...
Kāsamarda (कासमर्द) or Kāsāmarda (कासामर्द).—1) a cure of cough. 2) an acid preparation (kāsuṃd...
Karpāsapicu (कर्पासपिचु).—(m.; = Pali kappāsa-picu; cpd. not noted in Sanskrit, where picu is m...
Karāmarda (करामर्द).—Myrobalan (Mar. karavaṃda). Derivable forms: karāmardaḥ (करामर्दः).Karāmar...
Aṅgamarda (अङ्गमर्द).—[aṅga mardayati; mṛd-ṇic] 1) one who shampoos his master's body. 2) [bhāv...
Kākamarda (काकमर्द).—a kind of gourd [Mar. कवंडळ (kavaṃḍaḷa)]. Derivable forms: kākamardaḥ (काक...
Suvarṇa (सुवर्ण).—mfn. (-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) 1. Of a good tribe or caste. 2. Brilliant, bright. 3. O...
Maṇḍa (मण्ड).—mn. (-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍaṃ) 1. Scum, skimmings, froth, foam, barm, &c., the upper part o...
Tulā (तुला).—f. (-lā) 1. Measure by weight. 2. A measure or weight of gold and silver, 100 Pala...
Picula (पिचुल).—m. (-laḥ) 1. Cotton: also picu. 2. The tamarisk, (T. Indica.) 3. A plant, (Barr...

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