Tikshnagni, Tīkṣṇāgni, Tikshna-agni: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Tīkṣṇāgni can be transliterated into English as Tiksnagni or Tikshnagni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: PMC: Formation and validation of questionnaire to assess Jāṭharāgni

Tīkṣṇāgni (तीक्ष्णाग्नि).—One of the four states of Jāṭharāgni (digestive system);—The word Tīkṣṇa means intense. Tīkṣṇāgni will digest even large amount of food quickly. It is capable of tolerating all types of irregularities in the diet. It is influenced by pitta-doṣa which is the cause of its intense nature. If the intensity of Tīkshnāgni is high and sufficient food is not supplied, it causes tissue destruction. Further, it has three varieties based on its degree of intensity viz., tīkṣṇa which digests the food quickly; atyagni or bhasmaka caused by not leveling Tīkshnāgni; tīkṣṇatama is the effect of not levelling aṭyagni where the person is never satisfied with any quantity of food consumed. This produces burning sensation besides dryness in throat-palate-lips and pyrexia.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tīkṣṇāgni (तीक्ष्णाग्नि).—dyspepsia, heartburn.

Derivable forms: tīkṣṇāgniḥ (तीक्ष्णाग्निः).

Tīkṣṇāgni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tīkṣṇa and agni (अग्नि).

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

Tīkṣṇāgni (तीक्ष्णाग्नि).—m.

(-gniḥ) Heart-burn, despepsia. E. tīkṣṇa, and agni digestion.

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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. 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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