Sidhma, Sidhmā: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sidhma (सिध्म):—One of the eighteen types of Kuṣṭha (“skin disease”), according to the Caraka-saṃhitā (cikitsāsthāna), which is an important Sanskrit work dealing with Āyurveda. This condition of the skin (kuṣṭha) is caused by the corruption of the three doṣas (tridoṣa: vāta, pitta and kapha) which in turn corrupts the skin, blood, muscle and lymph. Sidhma-kuṣṭha is characterized by discharging a powder upon touching it. It resembles the flower of the bitter goud (alābu) plant, and is generally located in the chest area. Sidhma is caused by a preponderance of Vāta-doṣa (‘bodily air’) and Kapha-doṣa (‘bodily phlegm’).

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Sidhma (सिध्म) refers to “Tinea versicolor” 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 which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases (viz., Sidhma).

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Sidhma (सिध्म) refers to “leprosy with white spots” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 sidhma] 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).

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sidhma (सिध्म).—n. [sidh-man kicca Uṇ.1.137]

1) Blotch, scab.

2) Leprosy.

3) A leprous spot.

Derivable forms: sidhmam (सिध्मम्).

See also (synonyms): sidhman.

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Sidhmā (सिध्मा).—

1) A blotch, scab, leprous spot.

2) Leprosy.

3) = कासश्वासः (kāsaśvāsaḥ) (according to Nīlakaṇṭha; cf. Mb.12. 33.6).

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

Sidhma (सिध्म).—n.

(-dhmaṃ) A blotch, a scab, leprosy. f.

(-dhmā) 1. A leprous spot. 2. Leprosy. E. ṣidh to go, (on the body,) man aff.; also sidhman .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sidhma (सिध्म).—and sidhman sidhman, n. Leprosy.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sidhma (सिध्म).—1. [adjective] going straight (to the goal).

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Sidhma (सिध्म).—2. [adjective] white-spotted or leprous.

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

1) Sidhma (सिध्म):—[from sidh] 1. sidhma mfn. (for 2. See p. 1217, col. 1) going straight to a goal or object aimed at, [Ṛg-veda i, 33, 13.]

2) 2. sidhma mf(ā)n. (of doubtful derivation) white-spotted ([according to] to others ‘leprous’), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

3) Sidhmā (सिध्मा):—[from sidhma] f. a blotch, leprous spot, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] leprosy, [ib.]

5) Sidhma (सिध्म):—m. n. one of the 18 forms of leprosy (= mahākuṣṭha), [Caraka; Bhāvaprakāśa]

6) n. a blotch, scab, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) 3. sidhma in [compound] for sidhman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sidhma (सिध्म):—(dhmaṃ) 1. n. A blotch, scab.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sidhma in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sidhma (ಸಿಧ್ಮ):—

1) [noun] a skin disease characterised by whitish, reddish or blackish spots.

2) [noun] a kind of leprosy.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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