Rajanighantu, aka: Rājanighaṇṭu, Raja-nighantu, Rajan-nighantu; 2 Definition(s)


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Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)

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Rājanighaṇṭu (राजनिघण्टु) is a medical lexicon ascribed to Narahari (later than the 14th C.A.D.). The work is also called Abhidhānacuṇāmaṇi or Nighaṇṭurāja. Names of different varieties of herbs are given in the lexicon along with their medicinal properties. The work is divided into 24 sections. The last two sections deal with words with one meaning and words with two meanings respectively. The author quotes several authorities like Halāyudha, Amara, Viśvaprakāśa, in addition to Caraka, Śuśruta and Dhanvantari.

Source: Shodhganga: Technical study of the dictionaries published in Sanskrit language since 1800 AD
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Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Rājanighaṇṭu (राजनिघण्टु).—Name of a dictionary of Materia Medica.

Derivable forms: rājanighaṇṭuḥ (राजनिघण्टुः).

Rājanighaṇṭu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and nighaṇṭu (निघण्टु).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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