Tuttha, Tuṭṭha, Tutthā: 18 definitions
Tuttha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Tuttha (तुत्थ) is a Sanskrit technical term corresponding to “Copper Sulphate”. It is also known as Sasyaka. It is commonly used in Rasaśāstra literature (Medicinal Alchemy) such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara or the Rasaratna-samuccaya. Tuttha is an ingredient often used in various Ayurvedic recipes and Alchemical preparations.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Tuttha (तुत्थ) refers to “copper sulfate”, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. ‘Copper-sulfate’ is a potent sulfate (synthetic sulfur-based ingredient) of Salt and Copper, used as an antidote for poisoning by phosphorus and is also used to prevent the growth of algae.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Tutthā (तुत्था) or Tulyā is another name for Nīlī, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Indigofera tinctoria Linn. (“true indigo”), according to verse 4.80-83 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Tutthā and Nīlī, there are a total of thirty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Tutthā (तुत्था) is also mentioned as a synonym for Mahānīlī which is a variety of Nīlī: a medicinal plant possibly identified with Indigofera tinctoria Linn. (“true indigo”), according to verse 4.80-83. Together with the names Tutthā and Mahānīlī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Tuttha (तुत्थ) refers to “blue vitriol” and is mentioned as an ingredient of metallic drugs for the treatment of Visphoṭaka and Vraṇa, as mentioned in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 3) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning tuttha) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A lay disciple of Natika who died and was reborn in the Suddhavasa, there to attain Nibbana. S.v.358, D.ii.92.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Tuttha in India is the name of a plant defined with Elettaria cardamomum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Zingiber minus Gaertn. (among others).
2) Tuttha is also identified with Indigofera tinctoria It has the synonym Indigofera bergii Vatke ex Engl. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Nomenclator Botanicus (1797)
· Journal of Biosciences (1993)
· Taxon (1982)
· Cytologia (1989)
· The Gardeners Dictionary
· Indigofera (1768)
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Languages of India and abroad
tuṭṭha : (pp. of tussati) satisfied.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Tuṭṭha, (pp. of tussati to be satisfied) pleased, satisfied; often combined w. haṭṭha (q. v.) i.e. tuṭṭha — haṭṭha J. I, 19 or haṭṭha-tuṭṭha J. II, 240; cp. tuṭṭha-pahaṭṭha J. II, 240.—Sn. 683; It. 103; J. I, 62 (°mānasa), 87, 266 (°citta), 308 (id.); IV, 138.—tuṭṭhabba (grd.) to be pleased with Vin. IV, 259. (Page 304)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
2) A stone.
-ttham Sulphate of copper, usually applied to the eyes as a sort of collyrium or medical ointment.
-tthā 1 Small cardamoms.
2) The indigo plant.
Derivable forms: tutthaḥ (तुत्थः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tthaḥ) Fire. f.
(-tthā) 1. Indigo. 2. Small cardamoms. n.
(-tthaṃ) 1. A collyrium extracted from the Amomum zanthorrhiza. 2. Blue vitriol, sulphate of copper, especially medicinally considered as an Anjan, or application to the eyes. E. tud to pain, thak Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tuttha (तुत्थ).—n. Blue vitriol, [Suśruta] 2, 13, 2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tuttha (तुत्थ).—[neuter] blue vitriol.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tuttha (तुत्थ):—n. (m., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) blue vitriol (used as an eye-ointment), [Suśruta]
2) fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) n. a collyrium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) a rock, [Uṇādi-sūtra] k.
5) Tutthā (तुत्था):—[from tuttha] f. the indigo plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] small cardamoms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tuttha (तुत्थ):—(tthaḥ) 1. m. Fire. f. Indigo; small cardamoms. n. Collyrium.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Tuṭṭha (तुट्ठ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tuṣṭa.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
1) [noun] a sulphate of copper; blue vitriol.
2) [noun] a large mass of stone; a rock.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Tutthacitta, Tutthadi, Tutthagairikadi, Tutthaka, Tutthanjana, Tutthay, Tutthaya.
Ends with: Asantuttha, Catuttha, Hatthatuttha, Hiranya-tuttha, Kapparituttha, Karparikatuttha, Kharparituttha, Kharpparituttha, Mailututtha, Mayuratuttha, Mushatuttha, Padituttha, Parituttha, Santuttha.
Full-text (+17): Tutthanjana, Mushatuttha, Tutthaka, Tutaka, Hiranya-tuttha, Kharparituttha, Karparikatuttha, Mayuratuttha, Tutya, Upadhatu, Tutte, Tushta, Tutthaya, Ruttha, Mukhullocakam, Tussati, Tutthay, Pinita, Pahattha, Tutta.
Search found 10 books and stories containing Tuttha, Tuṭṭha, Tutthā; (plurals include: Tutthas, Tuṭṭhas, Tutthās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Purification of tuttha < [Chapter V - Uparasa (5-6): Tuttha and Sasyaka (copper sulphate)]
Part 3 - Extraction of essence from tuttha < [Chapter V - Uparasa (5-6): Tuttha and Sasyaka (copper sulphate)]
Part 6 - Incineration of the essence of tuttha and that of sasyaka < [Chapter V - Uparasa (5-6): Tuttha and Sasyaka (copper sulphate)]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XIV - Treatment of eye-diseases which require Incision < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XI - Treatment of Shleshma Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Chapter XII - Treatment of Raktaja Ophthalmia < [Canto I - Shalakya-tantra (ears, eyes, nose, mouth and throat)]
Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
2.7. Pharmaceutical use of Keśarāga (Hair dye) < [Chapter 1 - Cosmetics]
1.1. Materials (b): Silver < [Chapter 3 - Ornaments]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - Drawing of a hexagonal lotus diagram < [Chapter II - Initiation of Disciple]
Part 19 - Mercurial operations (17): Dyeing of mercury (ranjana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 1 - Additional process for transformation of base metals into gold and silver < [Chapter VIII - Conclusion of first volume]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 14 - The Buddha’s Discourse at Nātika Village < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Economics (3): Goods of trade < [Chapter 3 - Social Aspects]