Sthaulya: 13 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

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य) refers to “stiffness” (e.g., of the neck, jaws, cheek) and represents one of the characteristics of the appearance of a snake before biting, as taught in 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 (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse VI.65) details the appearance of a snake before biting: The sarpas when desirous of biting display certain change of bodily features in their body like—stiffness (sthaulya) of the neck [hanugaṇḍagalasthaulyaṃ], the contraction of the hood, discolourisation and rising up with the desire to bite.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य) refers to “obesity” (a medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess weight or body fat that might affect their health). Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य):—Obesity

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य, “grossness”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.24.—“Sound (śabda), union (bandha), fineness (saukṣmya), grossness (sthaulya), shape (saṃsthāna), division (bheda), darkness (tamas or andhakāra), image (chāya or chāyā), warm light (sunshine) (ātapa) and cool light (moonlight) (udyota) also (are forms of matter)”.

How many types of grossness (sthaulya), are there? It is of two types again namely extreme and relative. What has extreme grossness? Major Aggregate (major aggregate that pervades the entire universe) is an example of extreme grossness. What is relative grossness? For example, apple is grosser than olive.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthaulya (स्थौल्य).—n S (sthūla) Greatness, largeness, thickness. 2 Grossness, bulkiness, corpulency. 3 Denseness; opp. to rarity or tenuity. 4 Grossness figuratively; dullness, doltishness, fatwittedness.

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

sthaulya (स्थौल्य).—n Greatness; grossness; denseness; dulness.

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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

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य).—

1) Bigness, bulkiness, stoutness.

2) Dulness or density of intellect.

Derivable forms: sthaulyam (स्थौल्यम्).

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

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य).—n.

(-lyaṃ) Bulkiness, bigness, coarseness, largeness. E. sthūla, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य).—i. e. sthūla + ya, n. Largeness, bulk.

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

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य).—[neuter] thickness, coarseness, bulk, size.

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

1) Sthaulya (स्थौल्य):—[from sthūl] n. ([from] idem) stoutness, bigness, largeness, thickness, grossness, denseness (opp. to saukṣmya), [Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] excessive size or length, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] doltishness, density of intellect, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Sthaulya (स्थौल्य):—(lyaṃ) 1. n. Bulk; coarseness.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sthaulya 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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