Pracinamalaka, Prācīnāmalaka, Pracina-amalaka: 6 definitions


Pracinamalaka 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 Prachinamalaka.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Prācīnāmalaka (प्राचीनामलक) refers to Flacourtia cataphracta (synonym of Flacourtia jangomas, or “Indian coffee plum”) and is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., prācīnāmalaka (Flacourtia cataphracta)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., rājikā (mustard)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

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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»] — Pracinamalaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prācīnāmalaka (प्राचीनामलक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A fruit, (Flacourtia cataphracta.) E. prācīna eastern, āmalaka myrobalan. “pānīyāmalake” .

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

1) Prācīnāmalaka (प्राचीनामलक):—[from prācīna > prāñc] m. Flacourtia Cataphracta

2) [v.s. ...] n. its fruit, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Suśruta]

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

Prācīnāmalaka (प्राचीनामलक):—[prācīnā+malaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A fruit (Flacourtia cataphracta).

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Pracinamalaka 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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