Tvaca, Tvacā, Tvāca: 8 definitions


Tvaca means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tvacha.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Tvaca (त्वच) or Tvak refers to the medicinal plant Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume Syn. Cinnamomum verum Presl., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal.  The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Tvaca] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tvacā (त्वचा).—f (S) Skin, rind, bark, peel.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tvacā (त्वचा).—f Skin, bark, peel, rind.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tvaca (त्वच).—

1) Skin.

2) Bark.

3) Cinnamon.

Derivable forms: tvacam (त्वचम्).

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Tvacā (त्वचा).—See त्वच् (tvac). विमुक्तः सर्वपापेभ्यो मुक्तत्वच इवोरगः (vimuktaḥ sarvapāpebhyo muktatvaca ivoragaḥ) Mb.12. 25.11.

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Tvāca (त्वाच).—a. (- f.) Relating to the skin, contagious. °प्रत्यक्ष (pratyakṣa) a. that which is felt directly by the skin.

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

Tvaca (त्वच).—nf.

(-caṃ-cā) 1. Skin. 2. Bark, rind. 3. Woody cassia: see the preceding.

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Tvāca (त्वाच).—mfn.

(-caḥ-cī-caṃ) 1. Cuticular, relating to the skin. 2. Contagious, derived from touch. E. tvac, and aṇ aff.

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

Tvaca (त्वच).—[neuter] hide, skin ([especially] —°); cinnamon.

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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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