Tankanakshara, Ṭaṅkaṇakṣāra, Tankana-kshara, Ṭaṅkanakṣāra: 3 definitions



Tankanakshara 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.

The Sanskrit terms Ṭaṅkaṇakṣāra and Ṭaṅkanakṣāra can be transliterated into English as Tankanaksara or Tankanakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Tankanakshara in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Ṭaṅkaṇakṣāra (टङ्कणक्षार) refers to one of the varieties of “salt” according to Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 46.336, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—We cannot see any reference to the salt in Ṛgveda. But most of the non-Ṛgvedic Saṃhitas, Brāhmaṇas and Upaniṣads refer to salt in the name of lavaṇa or saindhava. [...] Suśruta adds some more varieties such as—[viz., Ṭaṅkaṇakṣāra].

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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

[«previous next»] — Tankanakshara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṭaṅkaṇakṣāra (टङ्कणक्षार) or Ṭaṅkanakṣāra (टङ्कनक्षार).—borax.

Derivable forms: ṭaṅkaṇakṣāraḥ (टङ्कणक्षारः), ṭaṅkanakṣāraḥ (टङ्कनक्षारः).

Ṭaṅkaṇakṣāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṭaṅkaṇa and kṣāra (क्षार).

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

Ṭaṅkaṇakṣāra (टङ्कणक्षार):—[=ṭaṅkaṇa-kṣāra] [from ṭaṅkaṇa > ṭaṅk] m. borax, [Suśruta i, 46, 7, 10; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra ii, 1, Paddh.; Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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