Upadamsha, aka: Upadaṃśa; 5 Definition(s)


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

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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Upadaṃśa (उपदंश).—

1) Anything which excites thirst or appetite, a relish, condiment &c.; मूलकेनोपदंशं भुङ्क्ते (mūlakenopadaṃśaṃ bhuṅkte) Mbh. 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: DDSA: The practical 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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