Vaidyamanin, Vaidyamānin, Vaidya-manin: 2 definitions



Vaidyamanin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Vaidyamānin (वैद्यमानिन्) refers to “regarding oneself as a physician”, and is mentioned in verse 1.34 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Vaidyamānin may be interpreted to signify either “regarding oneself as a physician” or “despising a physician”. The commentators, following Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī III.2.82, understand it in the sense of someone “who, though no physician, regards himself as a physician (and) prepares medicines at his own discretion” (“avaidyo ’pi yo vaidyam ivātmānaṃ manyate svamatenaivauṣadhaṃ karoti”). The Tibetans, however, have sman brñas instead, which can only be turned “despising medicines”, unless sman is considered a brachylogy for sman-pa “physician”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaidyamanin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaidyamānin (वैद्यमानिन्):—[=vaidya-mānin] [from vaidya] mfn. thinking one’s self a physician, pretending to be a phys°, [Caraka]

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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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