Shvetamarica, aka: Śvetamārica, Shveta-marica, Śvetamarica; 3 Definition(s)


Shvetamarica 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 terms Śvetamārica and Śvetamarica can be transliterated into English as Svetamarica or Shvetamarica, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shvetamaricha.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śvetamārica (श्वेतमारिच):—Another name for Marica (Piper nigrum), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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-English dictionary

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Śvetamarica (श्वेतमरिच).—white pepper.

Derivable forms: śvetamaricam (श्वेतमरिचम्).

Śvetamarica is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śveta and marica (मरिच).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śvetamarica (श्वेतमरिच).—n.

(-caṃ) The seed of the Hyperanthera morunga. E. śveta white, marica pepper.

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