Sunasika, Sunāsikā: 4 definitions

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Sunasika 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)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Sunāsikā (सुनासिका) is another name for Kākanāsā, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly possibly related to Kākādanī, according to verse 3.107-109 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Both the drugs, Kākanāsā and Kākādanī are of doubtful identity and were controversial even during the times of Suśruta. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Sunāsikā and Kākanāsā, there are a total of thirteen 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sunāsika (सुनासिक).—[adjective] = sunasa.

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

1) Sunāsika (सुनासिक):—[=su-nāsika] [from su > su-nakṣatra] mfn. = -nasa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] having a good point or projection, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Sunāsikā (सुनासिका):—[=su-nāsikā] [from su-nāsika > su > su-nakṣatra] f. Leea Hirta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sunasika 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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