Trivrit, aka: Tri-vrit, Trivṛt; 6 Definition(s)


Trivrit 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 term Trivṛt can be transliterated into English as Trivrt or Trivrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Tṛvṛt (तृवृत्):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Trivṛt (त्रिवृत्) or Trivṛtā (त्रिवृता):—A Sanskrit word referring to the “Turpeth plant” and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Its official botanical name is Operculina turpethum (synonym: Ipomoea turpethum) and is commonly referred to in english as “turpeth root”, “Indian Jalap”, “transparent wood rose” and “white day glory”. It is native to India and is commonly found in the North Circars and Deccan regions. A solution of this plant is called Ālodaṇa. The literal translation of Trivṛt is “threefold” or “consisting of 3 parts” and is composed of the words Tri (‘three’) and Vṛt (‘enclosing’ or ‘obstructing’).

This plant (Trivṛt) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is also known by the name Śyāmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Trivṛt (त्रिवृत्).—A Sāma;1 created from Brahmā's face.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 48.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 50.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Trivṛt (त्रिवृत्, ‘threefold’) is the designation of an amulet in the Atharvaveda

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trivṛt (त्रिवृत्).—a.

1) threefold; मौञ्जी त्रिवृत्समा श्लक्ष्णा कार्या विप्रस्य मेखला (mauñjī trivṛtsamā ślakṣṇā kāryā viprasya mekhalā) Ms.2.42.

2) consisting of three parts (as three guṇas, vidyās); Bhāg.3.24.33;1.23.39; (consisting of three lettersoṅkāra); हिरण्यगर्भो वेदानां मन्त्राणां प्रणवस्त्रिवृत् (hiraṇyagarbho vedānāṃ mantrāṇāṃ praṇavastrivṛt) Bhāg.11.16.12. (-m.)

1) a sacrifice.

2) a girdle of three strings; Mb.12.47.44.

3) an amulet of three strings. (-f.) a plant possessing valuable purgative properties. °करण (karaṇa) combining three things, i. e. earth, water, and fire.

Trivṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and vṛt (वृत्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trivṛt (त्रिवृत्).—mfn. (-vṛt) Triple, tri-form, three-fold. m. (-vṛt) 1. A plant of valuable purgative properties, commonly called Teori, and distinguished into two species, white and black, (Convolvulus turpethum.) 2. Combining any thing by three. 3. A triple cord, a girdle, &c. of three strings. 4. A kind of sacrifice. E. tri three, (three seed vessels,) vṛ to cherish, affix kvip, and tuk added: also with ṭāp added trivṛtā f. (-tā.)

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