Savisha, Saviṣa: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Saviṣa can be transliterated into English as Savisa or Savisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Saviṣa (सविष) refers to “venomous (wet bite)”, as taught in the Damśarūpa (“aspects of snake-bites”) section of 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 (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā enumerates eight reasons as to why snakes bite humans. Types of bite are differentiated by different schemes like saviṣa (envenomed, wet bite) and nirviṣa (not envenomed, dry-bite). The kāladaṣṭa, fatal bite, which cannot be cured by any treatment is dealt with at length.

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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

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

Saviṣa (सविष).—[adjective] venomous, poisoned.

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

1) Saviṣa (सविष):—[=sa-viṣa] [from sa > sa-vaṃśā] mf(ā)n. poisonous, [Suśruta] (ṣāśis mfn. ‘having venomous fangs’ [Rājataraṅgiṇī])

2) [v.s. ...] poisoned, [Śakuntalā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] hell, [Yājñavalkya]

[Sanskrit to German]

Savisha in German

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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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