Punarbhava, Punar-bhava, Punarbhāva: 12 definitions

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Punarbhava means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Punarbhava in Ayurveda glossary

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Punarbhavā (पुनर्भवा) (or Punarnāvā) is the name of an ingredient used in the treatment of snake-bites such as those caused by the Asṛṅmaṇḍalī-snakes, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Accordingly, one of the treatments is mentioned as follows: “[...] Lepa or ointment made from the roots of Punarnāvā (i.e., Punarbhavā), Ambaṣṭhā, Musalā and Kimśuka mixed with cowdung must be applied. Milk of latex yeilding trees boiled with white grains (rice) must be given after it cools down. Cool drinks arrest the poison of Asṛṅmaṇḍalī snakes”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Punarbhava in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Punarbhava (पुनर्भव) refers to “rebirth”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “[Question: Why is the Buddha called Arhat?]—[Answer]: [...] Furthermore, A marks negation and rahat means ‘to be born’. The expression means, therefore, ‘unborn’. The seeds (bīja) of the mind of the Buddha (buddhacitta) ‘do not arise’ in the field of rebirths (punarbhava-kṣetra), for ignorance (avidyā) in him has been dissolved”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Punarbhava in India is the name of a plant defined with Boerhavia diffusa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Boerhavia erecta Burm.f. (among others).

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

· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1832)
· Observationum Botanicarum (Jacquin) (1771)
· Phytographia (1794)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Mus. Senckenberg.
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1768)

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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»] — Punarbhava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Punarbhava (पुनर्भव).—a. born again. (-vaḥ) 1 transmigration, repeated or recurring birth; metempsychosis; अदृष्टाश्रुतवस्तुत्वात् स जीवो यत् पुनर्भवः (adṛṣṭāśrutavastutvāt sa jīvo yat punarbhavaḥ) Bhāg. 1.3.32; ममापि च क्षपयतु नीललोहितः पुनर्भवं परिगतशक्तिरात्मभूः (mamāpi ca kṣapayatu nīlalohitaḥ punarbhavaṃ parigataśaktirātmabhūḥ) Ś.7.35; Kumārasambhava 3.5.

2) a finger nail, hair; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.111.98;

Punarbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and bhava (भव).

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Punarbhāva (पुनर्भाव).—new birth, repeated birth; न गच्छन्ति पुनर्भावं मुनयः संशितव्रताः (na gacchanti punarbhāvaṃ munayaḥ saṃśitavratāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.279.5; मेने पुनर्भावमिवात्मनश्च (mene punarbhāvamivātmanaśca) Bu. Ch.3.25.

Derivable forms: punarbhāvaḥ (पुनर्भावः).

Punarbhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and bhāva (भाव).

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

Punarbhava (पुनर्भव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) Re-born, born again. n.

(-vaṃ) Regeneration. m.

(-vaḥ) A finger-nail. E. punar again, and bhava being.

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

Punarbhava (पुनर्भव).—m. regeneration, Mahābhārata 1, 251; transmigration, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 194.

Punarbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and bhava (भव).

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Punarbhāva (पुनर्भाव).—m. regeneration, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 108, 1. Pṛthagbhāva, i. e.

Punarbhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms punar and bhāva (भाव).

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

Punarbhava (पुनर्भव).—[adjective] born again; [masculine] new birth.

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

1) Punarbhava (पुनर्भव):—[=punar-bhava] [from punar] mfn. born ag°, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. new birth, transmigration, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a finger-nail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. -nava)

4) [v.s. ...] a species of Punar-navā with red flowers, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Punarbhāva (पुनर्भाव):—[=punar-bhāva] [from punar] m. new birth (a-punar-bh), [Prabodha-candrodaya]

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

Punarbhava (पुनर्भव):—[punar-bhava] (vaḥ) 1. m. Finger nail. n. Regeneration. a. Born again.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Punarbhava in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Punarbhava (ಪುನರ್ಭವ):—

1) [noun] = ಪುನರ್ನವ [punarnava]2 - 3 & 4.

2) [noun] a new or second birth, as through reincarnation or spiritual regeneration; transmigration of a soul; rebirth.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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