Siddhaka: 6 definitions


Siddhaka 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Siddhaka (सिद्धक) is another name for Sinduvāra, a medicinal plant identified with Vitex negundo Linn. (or ‘chaste tree’) from the Lamiaceae or “mint” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.151-152 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Siddhaka and Sinduvāra, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siddhaka (सिद्धक).—The Sāla tree.

Derivable forms: siddhakaḥ (सिद्धकः).

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

Siddhaka (सिद्धक).—adj. -ppp. (= Sanskrit and Pali siddha, cooked, the Pali word wrongly explained [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary], plus specifying ka), that had been cooked, prepared: yāni (foods) rājñā Kuśena siddhakāni Mahāvastu ii.478.16 (prose), which were the ones that King Kuśa had prepared (these were super- latively done); compare siddhaṃ line 12, (kena…mamādya) āhāro siddho 18.

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

1) Siddhaka (सिद्धक):—[from sidh] m. a kind of tree (perhaps = Vitex Negundo or Vatica Robusta or the Sāl tree), [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] n. ([probably]) a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Siddhaka (सिद्धक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Siddhaya.

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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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