Prapunnata, Prapunnāṭa: 4 definitions



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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Prapunnāṭa (प्रपुन्नाट) is another name for Cakramarda (Cassia tora “sickle senna”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Prapunnāṭa (प्रपुन्नाट) is another name for Cakramarda, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia tora Linn., synonym of Senna tora or “sickle senna” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.198-200 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Prapunnāṭa and Cakramarda, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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

Prapunnāṭa (प्रपुन्नाट).—Name of a tree (cakramarda).

Derivable forms: prapunnāṭaḥ (प्रपुन्नाटः).

See also (synonyms): prapunāṭa, prapunāḍa, prapunnāḍa.

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

Prapunnāṭa (प्रपुन्नाट) or Prapunnāḍa.—m.

(-ḍaḥ or ṭaḥ) A tree, (Cassia tora.) E. pra excellently, pumas mankind, and ṇal to smell, aff. aṇ, the sa of pumas is rejected, and the la of the radical changed optionally to ḍa or ṭa; the antipenultimate is occasionally short, and one of the conjunct na is sometimes rejected; whence the word is variously written, prapunnāla, or prapunnaḍa, or prapunāḍa, &c.

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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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