Stanya: 17 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Stanya (स्तन्य) refers to “breast milk” and is included in a (snake) poison antidote recipe, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Several herbal formulations have been recommended in the segment exclusively for lepa or ointment to counter poison. According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse VIII.42), “The application of the ointment prepared with the (marrow) powder of the pith or sap of Vakula and Vaṭa mixed with breast milk (stanya) serves as an instant antidote to poison of Darvīkara, Maṇḍalī and spider poisons”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Stanya (स्तन्य) refers to the “(human) breast-milk”, as mentioned in verse 5.21-23 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] among the (different kinds of milk [viz., payas]), cow’s milk [viz., gavya] (is) a vitalizer (and) elixir; (it is) wholesome for pulmonary rupture and pulmonary consumption, intellectualizing, invigorative, productive of breast-milk [viz., stanya-kara], (and) purgative, (and) destroys fatigue, giddiness, intoxication, unbeautifulness, dyspnea, cough, excessive thirst, hunger, old fever, strangury, and hemorrhage [...]”.

Source: Cogprints: Concepts of Human Physiology in Ayurveda

Stanya (स्तन्य):—Physiology of Lactation:—Breast-milk is formed out of ‘Rasa Dhātu’ (Carakasaṃhitā Cikitsāsthāna 15/17). The essential nutrient fraction of ‘Rasa Dh ā tu’, enters the breasts from the entire body and it is known as ‘Stanya’ (Suśrutasaṃhitā Nidānasthāna 10/18). Breast-milk is originally formed from the essential fraction of food. It is ejected out of breasts be cause of touch, sight and even because of mere remembrance of the baby. Uninterrupted love of mother towards her baby is the cause of its flow (Suśrutasaṃhitā Nidānasthāna 10/12-13).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Stanya (स्तन्य):—Breast milk. It is an Upadhātu of Rasa Dhātu. This nourishes the baby. It is dominant of Jala Mahābhūta.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Stanya (स्तन्य) refers to “breast milk”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] The drops of sweat caused by exhaustion fell on the Earth from the lord’s forehead and took the shape of a child immediately. [...] Afraid of Śiva, the Earth pondered deeply over it and appeared before him in the guise of a good lady. She lifted up the child immediately and held him to her chest. Lovingly she suckled the child with her excellent breast milk [i.e., stanya] that flowed over her body. She kissed the child’s face lovingly and petted him smilingly. In the absence of Satī she herself acted as his mother in the interest of lord Śiva. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

stanya (स्तन्य).—n S (Drawn from the breast or dugs.) Milk.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

stanya (स्तन्य).—n Milk.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Stanya (स्तन्य).—[stane bhavaṃ yat] Mother's milk, milk; स्मरति न भवान् पीतं स्तन्यं विभज्य सहामुना (smarati na bhavān pītaṃ stanyaṃ vibhajya sahāmunā) Ve.5.41; पिब स्तन्यं पोत (piba stanyaṃ pota) Bv. 1.6.

Derivable forms: stanyam (स्तन्यम्).

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

Stanya (स्तन्य).—n. (-nya) Milk, mother’s milk. E. stana a breast, yat aff.

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

Stanya (स्तन्य).—i. e. stana + ya, n. Milk, [Pañcatantra] 238, 7.

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

Stanya (स्तन्य).—[neuter] ([masculine]) the milk in a woman’s breast.

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

1) Stanya (स्तन्य):—[from stan] mfn. contained in the female breast, [Ṛg-veda [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] n. (once m.) milk, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Stanya (स्तन्य):—(nyaṃ) 1. n. Milk.

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

Stanya (स्तन्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Thanna.

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Stanya 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Stanya (स्तन्य):—(nm) milk (of the breast); (a) contained in the breast; -[tyāga] weaning; ~[pa/pāyī] a mammal; sucking (child); -[pāna] sucking (the female breast).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Stanya (ಸ್ತನ್ಯ):—[noun] the breast milk.

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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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