Samghagupta, Saṅghagupta, Saṃghagupta, Samgha-gupta, Sangha-gupta, Sanghagupta: 3 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Saṃghagupta (संघगुप्त) is mentioned in Aufbecht (Cat. Bodl. viii p. 303 a) and corresponds to Siṃhagupta or Saṅghaguhya: the father of Vāgbhaṭa: the author of three voluminous works in the medical literature of the Hindus.—In the Sanskrit colophons of Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā I, II, III & VI and As. I & VI, Vāgbhaṭa’s father is called Siṃhagupta, which would be Seṅ-ge-sbas-pa in Tibetan. According to the colophon of the (Tibetan) Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā, Saṅghaguhya is the exact re-translation of the Tibetan name. Interestingly enough, Aufbecht (Cat. Bodl. viii p. 303 a) records Saṃghagupta as the principal spelling of his MSS no 741—42.

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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»] — Samghagupta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃghagupta (संघगुप्त):—[=saṃ-gha-gupta] [from saṃ-gha] m. Name of the father of Vāg-bhaṭa, [Catalogue(s)] (cf. saṃgha-pati).

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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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