Vamya, Vāmya, Vamyā: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vāmya (वाम्य).—Name of the horse of the hermit Vāmadeva. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 122, Stanza 41).

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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: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vamyā (वम्या) is another name for Kṣudraśaṇapuṣpī, a medicinal plant similar to Śaṇapuṣpī, identified with either Crotalaria juncea Linn. (“Indian hemp”) or Crotalaria verrucosa Linn. (“blue rattlepod”) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.68 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 Vamyā and Kṣudraśaṇapuṣpī , there are a total of ten 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāmya (वाम्य).—Perverseness, refractoriness.

Derivable forms: vāmyam (वाम्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāmya (वाम्य).—[neuter] perversity.

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

1) Vamya (वम्य):—[from vam] mfn. to be made to vomit (in a-v), [Caraka]

2) Vāmya (वाम्य):—[from vānta] 1. vāmya mfn. (for 2. and 3. See [columns] 2, 3) to be cured with emetics, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

3) [from vāma] 2. vāmya mfn. (for 1. See [column]1, for 3. [column] 3) belonging to Vāma-deva, [Mahābhārata]

4) [from vāma] 3. vāmya n. (for 1. and 2. See [columns] 1, 2) perverseness, refractoriness, [Naiṣadha-carita; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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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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