Upadamsha, Upadaṃśa: 8 definitions

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Upadamsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Upadaṃśa can be transliterated into English as Upadamsa or Upadamsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Upadaṃśa (उपदंश) refers to “syphilis” (a sexually transmitted bacterial infection). Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Upadaṃśa (उपदंश) is another name for Samaṣṭhilā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.23-25 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 Upadaṃśa and Samaṣṭhilā, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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

1) Upadaṃśa (उपदंश) refers to a type of dish prepared by edible roots, according to the Aṣṭādhyāyi III.4.47, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The roots (mūla) and fruits (phala) seems to be a common food in śrautasūtra literature. Pāṇini uses the terms bhāji and śrāṇa as the synonyms for cooked vegetables. He mentions the term upadaṃśa which stands for a dish which is prepared by edible roots such as radish and ginger. Āpastamaba states that garlic and onions should be avoided by noble persons.

2) Upadaṃśa (उपदंश) refers to “pickles” according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana).—Upadaṃśa is a section which describes only the properties of pickles. Their preparation is not described here. The pickles prepared by different items like bālāmra (unripe mango), kṣudrāgrāmra (unripe baby mango), dhātrī (gooseberry), nāraṅga (lemon), jambīra (citron), etc. are described in detail.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upadaṃśa (उपदंश).—m (S) Lues Venerea, syphilis.

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

upadaṃśa (उपदंश).—m Lues Venerea, syphilis.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upadaṃśa (उपदंश).—

1) Anything which excites thirst or appetite, a relish, condiment &c.; मूलकेनोपदंशं भुङ्क्ते (mūlakenopadaṃśaṃ bhuṅkte) Mahābhārata on P. IV.1.48; cf. P.III.4.47. द्वित्रानुपदंशानुपपाद्य (dvitrānupadaṃśānupapādya) Dk.133; अग्रमांसोपदंशं पिव नवशोणितासवम् (agramāṃsopadaṃśaṃ piva navaśoṇitāsavam) Ve.3.

2) Biting, stinging.

3) The venereal disease, chancre.

4) (a) A tree the root of which is used for horse-radish (śigru). (b) Name of another plant (samaṣṭhila).

-nam Context; छागोपकरण- मस्योपदंशितं यदुपदंशने पशुशब्दच्छागाभिप्राय इति गम्यते (chāgopakaraṇa- masyopadaṃśitaṃ yadupadaṃśane paśuśabdacchāgābhiprāya iti gamyate) | ŚB. on MS.6.8.35.

Derivable forms: upadaṃśaḥ (उपदंशः).

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

Upadaṃśa (उपदंश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. A relish, or something to promote drinking. 2. The venereal disease, chancre. 3. Biting, stinging. 4. A tree, the scraped root of which is used for horse-radish, (Morunga hyperanthera.) E. upa much, &c. daṃśa biting.

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

1) Upadaṃśa (उपदंश):—[=upa-daṃśa] [from upa-daṃś] m. anything eaten in addition (to excite thirst or appetite), a relish, spice, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Suśruta; Daśakumāra-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of venereal disease, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] the tree Moringa Hyperanthera (the scraped root of which is used for horse-radish), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of shrub, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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