Rajakshavaka, Rājakṣavaka, Raja-kshavaka, Rajan-kshavaka: 5 definitions



Rajakshavaka 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 Rājakṣavaka can be transliterated into English as Rajaksavaka or Rajakshavaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Rājakṣavaka (राजक्षवक) is another name for Rājasarṣapa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Brassica nigra (black mustard), from the Brassicaceae family. Certain plant parts of Rājasarṣapa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 16.121), which is a 13th century 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rājakṣavaka (राजक्षवक).—a kind of mustard.

Derivable forms: rājakṣavakaḥ (राजक्षवकः).

Rājakṣavaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and kṣavaka (क्षवक).

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

Rājakṣavaka (राजक्षवक):—[=rāja-kṣavaka] [from rāja > rāj] m. a kind of mustard, [Suśruta]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Rājakṣavaka (राजक्षवक):—m. eine Art Senf [Rājan 16,78.] [Carakasaṃhitā 1,4.27.3,8.]

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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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