Rajayakshman, Rājayakṣman, Rajan-yakshman: 6 definitions

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Rajayakshman 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 Rājayakṣman can be transliterated into English as Rajayaksman or Rajayakshman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Rajayakshman in Ayurveda glossary
Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Rājayakṣman (राजयक्ष्मन्) refers to “consumption” and is a synonym of Śoṣa.—Śośin (“suffering from desiccation”) has been paraphrased by lus skyem gyur, lit. “having become thirsty as to the body”. Śoṣa serves as a synonym of rājayakṣman (“consumption”) which is called “desiccation” on the ground that it desiccates the elements (rasādiśoṣaṇac choṣaḥ III.5.3). Hemādri offers mukhaśoṣa (“xerostomia”) as an alternative interpretation, quoting Suśrutasaṃhitā IV.24.24:—“(Betel is) not good for those affected with hemorrhage, pulmonary rupture and consumption, thirst, and stupor, for those who are rough, weak, and drunk, (and) for those suffering from xerostomia”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rājayakṣman (राजयक्ष्मन्).—m. 'consumption of the moon', pulmonary consumption, consumption in general; राजयक्ष्मपरिहानिराययौ कामयानसमवस्थया तुलाम् (rājayakṣmaparihānirāyayau kāmayānasamavasthayā tulām) R.19.5; राजयक्ष्मेव रोगाणां समूहः स महीभृताम् (rājayakṣmeva rogāṇāṃ samūhaḥ sa mahībhṛtām) Śiśupālavadha 2.96; (for explanation of the word see Malli. thereon, as well as on Śi. 13.29).

Rājayakṣman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and yakṣman (यक्ष्मन्). See also (synonyms): rājayakṣma.

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

Rājayakṣman (राजयक्ष्मन्).—m.

(-kṣmā) Pulmonary consumption. E. rāja chief, yakṣman phthysis.

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

Rājayakṣman (राजयक्ष्मन्).—[masculine] a kind of disease.

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

Rājayakṣman (राजयक्ष्मन्):—[=rāja-yakṣman] [from rāja > rāj] m. a [particular] kind of dangerous disease (later ‘pulmonary consumption, a trophy’), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (-yakṣman, also ‘Name of a divine being’ [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi])

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

Rājayakṣman (राजयक्ष्मन्):—[rāja-yakṣman] (kṣmā) 5. m. Consumption.

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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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