Vanaspatya, Vānaspatya: 12 definitions

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Alternative spellings of this word include Vanaspaty.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Vanaspatya in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य, “tree, shrub”).—One the classifications of plants according to their stature. Vānaspatyas are trees that bear first flowers and then fruits. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā. The word is derived from Vanaspati (“forest-tree”).

Vānaspatya is listed as a classification for plants in the following sources:

The Carakasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna I.36-37) by Caraka.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य) refers to “trees giving fruit through flowers” and represents one of the five kinds of aṅkura or “substances (dravya) produced (ja) through a sprout (aṅkura)”, as defined in the first chapter (ānūpādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia).  The Anūpādi-varga covers some 16 major topics regarding land and vegetations (e.g., Vānaspatya) .

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य):—One among 4 categories of medicinal plants; big trees having both fruits and flowers; eg: Mango tree

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य).—A tree the fruit of which is produced from flowers; e. g. the mango. -a.

1) Wooden; यच्चापि द्रव्य- मुपयुज्यते ह वानस्पत्यमायसं पार्थिवं वा (yaccāpi dravya- mupayujyate ha vānaspatyamāyasaṃ pārthivaṃ vā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.186.25.

2) Performed under trees (a sacrifice).

Derivable forms: vānaspatyaḥ (वानस्पत्यः).

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

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य).—m.

(-tyaḥ) A tree bearing fruits from blossoms, as the mango, eugenia, &c. E. vanaspati a tree, bearing fruits without blossoms, and ṇya aff.

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

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य).—i. e. vanaspati + ya, I. adj. Belonging to a tree, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 339. Ii. m. and n. ([Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 96, 13), A tree bearing fruits from blossoms, as the mango.

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

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य).—[adjective] relating to trees or woods, wooden; [masculine] tree, bush, plant i.[grammar]; [neuter] fruit of a tree.

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

1) Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य):—[from vāna] mf(ā)n. ([from] vanas-pati) coming from a tree, wooden, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] prepared from trees (as Soma), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] performed under trees (as a sacrifice), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] living under trees or in woods (said of Śiva), [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] belonging to a sacrificial post

6) [v.s. ...] m. a tree or shrub or any plant, [Atharva-veda] ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] any flowering fruit-tree, such as the Mango, Eugenia etc.)

7) [v.s. ...] n. the fruit of a tree, [Brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti viii, 2, 39]

8) [v.s. ...] a multitude or group of trees, [Pāṇini 4-1, 85], [vArttika] 10, [Patañjali]

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

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य):—(tyaḥ) 1. m. A tree bearing fruits from blossoms, as the mango, &c.

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Vanaspatya in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vānaspatya (वानस्पत्य) [Also spelled vanaspaty]:—(a) vegetal; (nm) vegetation; arboriculture.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vanaspatya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vanaspatya (ವನಸ್ಪತ್ಯ):—[noun] any of several trees that bear blossoms preceding bearing fruits (as mango trees, unlike fig trees which bear fruit without apparent blossoms).

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Vānaspatya (ವಾನಸ್ಪತ್ಯ):—[noun] any of several trees that bear blossoms preceding bearing fruits (as mango trees, unlike fig trees which bear fruit without apparent blossoms).

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