Tilacurna, Tilacūrṇa, Tila-curna: 4 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Tilachurna.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Tilacūrṇa (तिलचूर्ण) is another name (synonym) for Tilakalka, a Sanskrit name referring to the paste made of the seeds of Sesamum indicum (sesame). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 16.111-116), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tilacūrṇa (तिलचूर्ण).—the caky sediment of sesamum after the oil is extracted; स्थाल्यां वैदूर्यमय्यां पचति तिलखलीमिन्धनैश्चन्दनाद्यैः (sthālyāṃ vaidūryamayyāṃ pacati tilakhalīmindhanaiścandanādyaiḥ) Bh.2.1.

Derivable forms: tilacūrṇam (तिलचूर्णम्).

Tilacūrṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tila and cūrṇa (चूर्ण). See also (synonyms): tilakhalī.

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

Tilacūrṇa (तिलचूर्ण).—n.

(-rṇaṃ) Sesamum ground or pounded. E. tila, and cūrṇa powder.

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

Tilacūrṇa (तिलचूर्ण):—[=tila-cūrṇa] [from tila > til] n. ground sesamum, [Pañcatantra ii, 3, 5/6.]

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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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