Vamshankura, Vaṃśāṅkura, Vamsha-ankura: 8 definitions



Vamshankura 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 Vaṃśāṅkura can be transliterated into English as Vamsankura or Vamshankura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Vaṃśāṅkura (वंशाङ्कुर) refers to a “bamboo sprout” and is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., vaṃśāṅkura (bamboosprout)]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., siddhārthaka (mustard) or brahmataru kṣārodaka] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vamshankura in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṃśāṅkura (वंशांकुर).—m (S) An offspring or offshoot of a family or race. Ex. hā ēvaḍhā vaṃ0 uralā or rāhilā āhē. 2 A bamboo-sprouting or shoot.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vamshankura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaṃśāṅkura (वंशाङ्कुर).—

1) the tip or end of a bamboo-cane.

2) the shoot of a bamboo.

Derivable forms: vaṃśāṅkuraḥ (वंशाङ्कुरः).

Vaṃśāṅkura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaṃśa and aṅkura (अङ्कुर). See also (synonyms): vaṃśāgra.

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

Vaṃśāṅkura (वंशाङ्कुर).—m.

(-raḥ) The shoot of a bamboo. E. vaṃśa, and aṅkura a shoot.

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

Vaṃśāṅkura (वंशाङ्कुर):—[from vaṃśa] m. a b° shoot or sprout, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Vaṃśāṅkura (वंशाङ्कुर):—m. Rohrschössling [Halāyudha 5, 42.]

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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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