Udicya, Udīcya: 19 definitions


Udicya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Udichya.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Udīcya (उदीच्य):—Another name for Bālaka, a medicinal plant, either Plectranthus vettiveroides or Pavonia odorata (fragement mallow plant). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Udīcya (उदीच्य) refers to the Northern provinces and is mentioned in a list of regions in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—According to the author people living in different regions [viz., Udīcya] have their own nourishing foodstuffs [viz., peyā and mantha]. Such foodstuffs are more beneficial for them.

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

Udīcya (उदीच्य) (or Hrīvera, Aṃbu, Jaladhara, Vālaka) refers to the medicinal plant Coleus vettiveroides K.C. Jacob, 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 Udīcya] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Udīcya (उदीच्य) is another name for “Uśīra” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning udīcya] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Udīcya (उदीच्य).—One of the disciples of Vyāsa. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 12).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Udīcya (उदीच्य).—An eastern tribe which Kalki was to conquer.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 107; Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 81; 98. 106.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Udīcya (उदीच्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.112.109, V.158.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Udīcya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Udīcya (उदीच्य) or Audīcya is the name of an ancient country, kingdom, or tribe of people, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Jupiter presides over the eastern part of the Indus, the western half of Mathurā, the countries of Bharata and Sauvīra; the town of Srughna, the province of Udīcya, the Vipāśā and the Śatadru rivers; the countries of Ramaṭha, Śālvā; Traigarta, Paurava, Ambaṣṭa, Pārata, Vāṭadhāna, Yaudheya, Sārasvata, Arjunāyana, one half of Matsya; [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Udicya in India is the name of a plant defined with Plectranthus vettiveroides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plectranthus vettiveroides (K.C. Jacob) H.I. Maass (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1982)
· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1941)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2006)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Udicya, for example diet and recipes, health benefits, side effects, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udīcya (उदीच्य).—a. Situated or living in the north.

-cyaḥ 1 The country to the north and west of the river Sarasvatī; northern country.

2) (pl.) The inhabitants of the north; R.4.66.

-cyam A kind of perfume.

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Udīcya (उदीच्य).—See under उदञ्च् (udañc).

See also (synonyms): udīcīna.

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

Udīcya (उदीच्य).—m.

(-cyaḥ) The country to the north and west of the river Saraswati, the northern region. n.

(-cyaṃ) A perfume: see bālā. E. udīcī the north, and yat aff.

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

Udīcya (उदीच्य).—i. e. udañc + ya, I. adj. Northern. Ii. m. The country to the north and west of the river Śarāvatī, Mahābhārata 3, 14774. pl. Its inhabitants, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 82, 7.

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

Udīcya (उदीच्य).—[adjective] northern; [masculine] the northern country, [plural] its inhabitants.

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

1) Udīcya (उदीच्य):—[from ud-añc] mfn. being or living in the north, [Pāṇini 4-2, 101; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the country to the north and west of the river Sarasvatī, the northern region, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the inhabitants of that country, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a school, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of perfume, [Suśruta; Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Udīcya (उदीच्य):—(cyaḥ) 1. m. Northern country. n. A perfume.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Udīcya (उदीच्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uiṇṇa, Udiṇṇa.

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Udicya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Udīcya (ಉದೀಚ್ಯ):—[adjective] = ಉದೀಚೀನ - [udicina -]1.

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Udīcya (ಉದೀಚ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the country to the north and west of the river Sarasvati.

2) [noun] a northern country, in gen.

3) [noun] an inhabitant of the north.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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