Pishacadru, Piśācadru, Pishaca-dru: 7 definitions


Pishacadru 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 term Piśācadru can be transliterated into English as Pisacadru or Pishacadru, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pishachadru.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Piśācadru (पिशाचद्रु) is another name for Śākhoṭa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Streblus asper (Siamese rough bush), from the Moraceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.123), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

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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 dictionary

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

Piśācadru (पिशाचद्रु).—a kind of tree.

Derivable forms: piśācadruḥ (पिशाचद्रुः).

Piśācadru is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piśāca and dru (द्रु).

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

Piśācadru (पिशाचद्रु).—m.

(-druḥ) A tree, (Trophis aspera.) E. piśāca a goblin, and dru a tree; the favourite haunt of these beings.

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

Piśācadru (पिशाचद्रु):—[=piśāca-dru] [from piśāca > piś] m. Trophis Aspera (the favourite haunt of P°s), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Piśācadru (पिशाचद्रु):—[piśāca-dru] (druḥ) 2. m. A tree haunted by goblins (Trophis aspera).

[Sanskrit to German]

Pishacadru 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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