Vaidehi, Vaidehī: 10 definitions

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Vaidehi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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another name for “Pippalī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes.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).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vaidehī (वैदेही) is another name for Pippalī, a medicinal plant identified with Piper longum Linn. or “Indian long pepper” from the Piperaceae or ‘pepper’ family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.11-13 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The sixth chapter (pippalyādi-varga) of this book enumerates ninety-five varieties of plants obtained from the market (paṇyauṣadhi). Together with the names Vaidehī and Pippalī, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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]

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

Vaidehī (वैदेही) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaidehī.

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Vaidehi 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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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Vaidehī (वैदेही) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vaidehī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaidēhi (ವೈದೇಹಿ):—

1) [noun] Śite, the main female character in the great epic Rāmāyaṇa, who was born in Vidēha country.

2) [noun] the plant Piper longum of Piperaceae family; the long pepper plant.

3) [noun] a bright yellow pigment prepared from the urine or bile of a cow or vomited by a cow in the form of scybala.

4) [noun] the powder of the dried rhizome of the plant Curcuma longa.

5) [noun] a cow of a foreign land.

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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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