Tilvaka: 7 definitions


Tilvaka 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

Tilvaka (तिल्वक):—Another name for Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Tilvaka (तिल्वक) is mentioned in the Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa as a tree (Symplocos racemosa), near which it is inauspicious to construct a grave. The adjectival derivative tailvaka, ‘made of the wood of the Tilvaka,’ is found in the Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā, and is employed to describe the yūpa, or sacrificial post, in the Ṣaḍviṃśa-brāhmaṇa.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tilvaka (तिल्वक).—m. A tree, Symplocos racemosa Roxb., [Suśruta] 1, 32, 15.

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

Tilvaka (तिल्वक).—[masculine] names of plants.

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

1) Tilvaka (तिल्वक):—[from tilva] m. Symplocos racemosa, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiii; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xxi, 3, 20; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Terminalia Catappa, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Tilvaka in German

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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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