Shvetamarica, Śvetamārica, Shveta-marica, Śvetamarica: 5 definitions



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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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

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: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Śvetamārīca (श्वेतमारीच) refers to a type of medicinal preparation used in Viṣatantra (“treatment of poisons”), and is dealt with in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs. It describes only those formulations (viz., Śvetamārīca) which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

Śvetamārīca powder triturated in juice made from flower of Śirīṣa (Albizzia lebbeck Benth.) is used in añjana, nasya and orally for the treatment of snake poison.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śvetamarica (श्वेतमरिच).—white pepper.

Derivable forms: śvetamaricam (श्वेतमरिचम्).

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

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

Śvetamarica (श्वेतमरिच).—n.

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

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

1) Śvetamarica (श्वेतमरिच):—[=śveta-marica] [from śveta > śvit] m. a kind of Moringa Pterygosperma, [Dhanvantari]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the seed of it, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the s° of the Hyperanthera Mor° [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] wh° pepper, [Monier-Williams’ 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 (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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