Shyamika, Śyāmikā, Śyamika, Syamīka, Syamikā: 8 definitions


Shyamika 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 Śyāmikā and Śyamika can be transliterated into English as Syamika or Shyamika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Śyāmikā (श्यामिका):—One of the three varieties of Manaḥśilā (‘realgar’), which is part of the uparasa group of eight minerals, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. Its color is either blackish red or of mixed colors. It is also known as Śyāma.

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6

Śyāmikā is a variety of Manaḥśilā (“Realger”).—It is either blackish red or mixed coloured and heavy in weight.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śyamika (श्यमिक).—A brother of Vasudeva.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV, 14. 30.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śyāmikā (श्यामिका).—

1) Blackness, darkness; अपाङ्गयोः केवलमस्य दीर्घयोः शनैः शनैः श्यामिकया कृतं पदम् (apāṅgayoḥ kevalamasya dīrghayoḥ śanaiḥ śanaiḥ śyāmikayā kṛtaṃ padam) Ku.5.21.

2) Impurity, alloy, (of metals &c.); हेम्नः संलक्ष्यते ह्मग्नौ विशुद्धिः श्यामिकापि वा (hemnaḥ saṃlakṣyate hmagnau viśuddhiḥ śyāmikāpi vā) R.1.1.

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Syamika (स्यमिक) or Syamīka (स्यमीक).—[syam-ikak]

1) A cloud.

2) An anthill.

3) A kind of tree.

4) Time.

Derivable forms: syamikaḥ (स्यमिकः), syamīkaḥ (स्यमीकः).

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Syamikā (स्यमिका).—Indigo.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śyāmikā (श्यामिका).—(Sanskrit blackness, impurity), rust: Mvy 7015 = Tibetan gyaḥ; so Chin.

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

Śyāmikā (श्यामिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. Blackness. 2. Impurity, alloy. E. śyāma, ṭhan aff.

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Syamikā (स्यमिका).—f.

(-kā) Indigo. E. See the next.

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Syamīka (स्यमीक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. An ant-hill. 2. A kind of tree. 3. Time. 4. A cloud. f.

(-kā) Indigo. E. syam to sound, kan Unadi aff. with īṭ augment; or syam-īkak aff.; also with iṭ, syamika .

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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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