Prithvika, Pṛthvīkā: 8 definitions


Prithvika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Pṛthvīkā can be transliterated into English as Prthvika or Prithvika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pṛthvīkā (पृथ्वीका) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “greater cardamom”, A smokey spice from the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family of flowering plants. It is also known as Sthūlailā or Bhadrailā, and in the Hindi language it is known as Baḍī or Ilāyacī. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. The official botanical name is Ammonum subulatum, but is commonly referred to in English as “hill cardamom”, “Indian cardamom” or “Nepal cardamom” among many other synonyms..

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Prithvika in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Prthvika in India is the name of a plant defined with Foeniculum vulgare in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Anethum pannorium Roxburgh (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· The Gardeners Dictionary
· Flora of Ecuador (1976)
· Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series (1962)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1986)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pṛthvīkā (पृथ्वीका).—

1) Large cardamoms.

2) Small cardamoms.

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

Pṛthvīkā (पृथ्वीका).—f.

(-kā) 1. Large cardamoms. 2. Small cardamoms. 3. A small pungent seed, (Nigella Indica.) E. pṛthvī as above. kan aff.

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

1) Pṛthvikā (पृथ्विका):—[from pṛth] f. = pṛthvīkā.

2) Pṛthvīkā (पृथ्वीका):—[from pṛth] f. large or small cardamoms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Nigella Indica, [Suśruta] (also pṛthvikā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pṛthvīkā (पृथ्वीका):—(kā) 1. f. Large cardamoms; a pungent seed.

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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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