Vaidehi, Vaidehī: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vaidehi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vaidehī (वैदेही) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.22). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vaidehī) 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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vaidehī (वैदेही) is another name for “Pippalī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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 vaidehī] 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vaidehī (वैदेही).—(compare next; according to Pali tradition not a gentile name), name of Bimbisāra's queen: Divyāvadāna 545.8.

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

1) Vaidehī (वैदेही):—[from vaideha] a f. See below.

2) Vaidehi (वैदेहि):—[from vaideha] m. a [patronymic] [Patañjali]

3) Vaidehī (वैदेही):—[from vaideha] b f. a cow from the country of the Videhas, [Kāṭhaka; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] a princess of the Vid°s, ([especially]) Name of Sītā, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Buddhist literature]

5) [v.s. ...] a woman of the Vaideha caste, [Manu-smṛti x, 37]

6) [v.s. ...] a sort of pigment (= rocanā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] long pepper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. hī-maya)

8) [v.s. ...] a cow, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vaidehi (वैदेहि):—m. patron. von videha (ein Brahmane) [Patañjali] [?a. a. O.4,60,b.]

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vaidehī (वैदेही):—(nf) daughter of [videha] —an epithet of [sītā].

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