Sparshasamkocin, Sparśasaṃkocin, Sparsha-samkocin: 3 definitions


Sparshasamkocin 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 term Sparśasaṃkocin can be transliterated into English as Sparsasamkocin or Sparshasamkocin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sparshasamkochin.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Sparshasamkocin in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sparśasaṃkocin (स्पर्शसंकोचिन्) is another name for Piṇḍālu, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Dioscorea alata (purple yam). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 7.69), which is a 13th century medicinal thesaurus.

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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

[«previous next»] — Sparshasamkocin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sparśasaṃkocin (स्पर्शसंकोचिन्):—[=sparśa-saṃkocin] [from sparśa > spṛś] m. ‘closing at the t°’, Diascorea Globosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sparshasamkocin 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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