Pishtaka, Piṣṭaka: 6 definitions


Pishtaka 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 Piṣṭaka can be transliterated into English as Pistaka or Pishtaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Piṣṭaka (पिष्टक) is another name (synonym) for Tilakalka, a Sanskrit name referring to the paste made of the seeds of Sesamum indicum (sesame). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 16.111-116), which is an Ayurvedic 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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṣṭaka (पिष्टक).—

1) A cake made of the flour of any grain.

2) A baked cake, bread.

3) A disease of the eye, opacity of the cornea.

-kam Pounded sesamumseeds.

Derivable forms: piṣṭakaḥ (पिष्टकः), piṣṭakam (पिष्टकम्).

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

Piṣṭaka (पिष्टक).—nt. (Sanskrit Lex id.), cake: °kāni rasarasāgrope-tāni Kāraṇḍavvūha 48.2.

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

Piṣṭaka (पिष्टक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A cake made of the flour or meal of any grain. 2. A disease of the eyes, opacity of the cornea. n.

(-kaṃ) Oil-cake. E. piṣṭa what is pound, kan aff.

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

Piṣṭaka (पिष्टक).—[masculine] = [preceding] [substantive]; [neuter] = [preceding] [feminine] & [neuter]

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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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