Shadrasanighantu, Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu, Shadrasa-nighantu: 3 definitions


Shadrasanighantu 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 Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu can be transliterated into English as Sadrasanighantu or Shadrasanighantu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Shadrasanighantu in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)

Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu (षड्रसनिघण्टु) is another name for the Abhidhānaratnamālā, a Sanskrit dictionary of materia medica in six chapters (skandhas), each corresponding to different Rasa.—The work is mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts [e.g., the Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu] and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.

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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»] — Shadrasanighantu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu (षड्रसनिघण्टु) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. [Mackenzie Collection] 134. Oppert. 1051. 1372. 5202. 7818. Ii, 545. 6153.

2) Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu (षड्रसनिघण्टु):—a dictionary of materia medica. Io. 2621. 3248.

Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu has the following synonyms: Abhidhānaratnamālā.

3) Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu (षड्रसनिघण्टु):—med. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 101. Hz. 404. See Abhidhānaratnamālā.

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

Ṣaḍrasanighaṇṭu (षड्रसनिघण्टु):—[=ṣaḍ-rasa-nighaṇṭu] [from ṣaḍ-rasa > ṣaḍ > ṣaṣ] m. Name of [work]

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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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