Shvayathu, Śvayathu, Svayathu: 12 definitions
Shvayathu 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 Śvayathu can be transliterated into English as Svayathu or Shvayathu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Śvayathu (श्वयथु, “swelling”) refers to “edema” (more technically, an ‘Edematous Swelling’), and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Edema is the medical term for a swelling and refers to an abnormal accumulation of fluid..Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Śvayathu (श्वयथु) refers to “pubic pain”, mentioned in verse 4.20-22 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] from (suppressed) sperm (result) its outflow, pubic pain, cutaneous swelling [viz., śvayathu], fever, throbbing of the heart, retention of urine, racking in the limbs, swelling of the testicles, gravel, and impotence. Cock, arrack, rice, enema, inunction, bathing, milk prepared with bladder-cleansing (substances, and) lovely women one shall turn to in this case”.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Śvayathu (श्वयथु) refers to “vasomotor rhinorrhoea” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning śvayathu] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Śvayathu (श्वयथु):—Swelling; Oedema
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Viṣṇu-purāṇa
Śvayathu (श्वयथु) refers to “hemorrhoids” and represents a type of Ādhyātmika pain of the bodily (śārīra) type, according to the Viṣṇu-purāṇa 6.5.1-6. Accordingly, “the wise man having investigated the three kinds of worldly pain, or mental and bodily affliction and the like, and having acquired true wisdom, and detachment from human objects, obtains final dissolution.”
Ādhyātmika and its subdivisions (e.g., śvayathu) represents one of the three types of worldly pain (the other two being ādhibhautika and ādhidaivika) and correspond to three kinds of affliction described in the Sāṃkhyakārikā.
The Viṣṇupurāṇa is one of the eighteen Mahāpurāṇas which, according to tradition was composed of over 23,000 metrical verses dating from at least the 1st-millennium BCE. There are six chapters (aṃśas) containing typical puranic literature but the contents primarily revolve around Viṣṇu and his avatars.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śvayathu (श्वयथु).—Swelling, intumescence.
Derivable forms: śvayathuḥ (श्वयथुः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thuḥ) Swelling, intumescence. E. śvi to swell, aff. athuc .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvayathu (श्वयथु).—i. e. śvi + athu, m. Swelling, intumescence.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvayathu (श्वयथु).—[masculine] swelling.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvayathu (श्वयथु):—[from śvi] m. swelling, intumescence, [Suśruta]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Śvayathu (श्वयथु):—(wie eben) m. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 3, 89.] Anschwellung, Aufgedunsenheit [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 2, 3.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 468.] [Halāyudha 2, 447.] [Suśruta 1, 40, 16. 45, 10. 101, 1. 118, 8. 308, 16.] akṣṇoḥ [258, 18. 2, 15, 4.] vāta [133, 7. 9. 11.] kara [1,148,6.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 32,10.] [Oxforder Handschriften 307,a,3. 4.]
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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