Surasava, Sura-asava, Surāsava, Surāsavā: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Surāsavā (सुरासवा) refers to a type of drink, according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 45.187, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to Ayurvedic Saṃhita treatises, intoxicating drinks can be prepared with rice (surā), sugar (śārkara), and unboiled juice of sugarcane (śīdhu). According to Suśruta, in the preparation of these drinks, when surā is used instead of water it was called surāsavā. Liquors were also prepared with madhūka flowers and honey.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Surāsava (सुरासव).—spirituous liquor.

Derivable forms: surāsavaḥ (सुरासवः).

Surāsava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms surā and āsava (आसव).

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

Surāsava (सुरासव).—n.

(-vaṃ) Spirituous liquor, the produce of rapid distillation. E. surā, āsava spirits.

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

Surāsava (सुरासव).—i. e. surā-āsava, n. Spirituous liquor, Mahābhārata 13, 4737.

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Surāsava (सुरासव).—n. an inebriating liquor, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 95.

Surāsava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms surā and āsava (आसव).

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

Surāsava (सुरासव).—[masculine] [neuter] an intoxicating decoction.

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

1) Surāsava (सुरासव):—[from surā] mn. beer or sp° liq° produced by the fermentation of unripe corn, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [=surā-sava] [from surāsava > surā] n. Surā and Āsava, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] sp° liq°, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Surāsava (सुरासव):—[surā+sava] (vaṃ) 1. n. Rapidly distilled liquor.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Surāsava (सुरासव):—(surā + ā) m. n. ein durch Maischen unreifer Fruchtkörner gewonnener Branntwein [CARAKA 1, 27.] [Suśruta 1, 190, 6.] yavapiṣṭakṛtaṃ madyaṃ prokto yavasurāsavaḥ [MADAN. 8, 67.] yadapakvauṣadhāmbubhyāṃ siddhaṃ madyaṃ surāsavaḥ [Bhāvaprakāśa 5.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 11, 95] (n.). gauḍa [Mahābhārata 8, 2050. 13, 4737.] [Harivaṃśa 8419.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 2, 29. 18, 16.] nach den Comm. Surā und Āsava.

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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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