Svadupaka, Svādupākā, Svadu-paka: 5 definitions



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Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Svādupāka (स्वादुपाक) refers to “sweet digestion”, as mentioned in verse 5.20 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] of sweet digestion [viz., svādupāka] and taste, unctuous, vitalizing, augmentative of the elements, eliminative of wind and choler, viriligenic, phlegmatogenic, heavy, (and) cooling as a rule (is) milk. [...]”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Svādupākā (स्वादुपाका) is another name for Kākamācī, a medicinal plant identified with Solanum nigrum Linn. (or ‘black nightshade’) from the Solanaceae or “nightshades” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.133-135 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Svādupākā and Kākamācī, there are a total of eighteen 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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[«previous next»] — Svadupaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svādupākā (स्वादुपाका).—Solanum Indicum (Mar. moṭhī riṃgaṇī).

Svādupākā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svādu and pākā (पाका).

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

1) Svādupāka (स्वादुपाक):—[=svādu-pāka] [from svādu > svād] mfn. sweet or good to be cooked or digested (-tva n.), [Suśruta]

2) Svādupākā (स्वादुपाका):—[=svādu-pākā] [from svādu-pāka > svādu > svād] f. Solanum Indicum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Svādupāka (स्वादुपाक):—

1) adj. was sich süss —, angenehm kocht d. h. verdaut [Suśruta 1, 185, 9. 213, 2.] rasa [212, 20. 220, 17. 222, 18.] davon nom. abstr. tva n. [207, 2.] —

2) f. ā Solanum indicum L. [Rājanirghaṇṭa 4, 136.]

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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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