Vantada, aka: Vāntāda, Vanta-ada, Vantāda, Vanta-ada; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Vāntāda (वान्ताद) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal “dog”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. The animal Vāntāda is part of the sub-group named prasaha, refering to animals “who take their food by snatching”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Ayurveda book cover
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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-English dictionary

Vāntāda (वान्ताद).—a dog.

Derivable forms: vāntādaḥ (वान्तादः).

Vāntāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vānta and ada (अद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāntāda (वान्ताद).—m.

(-daḥ) A dog. E. vānta what is ejected from the mouth, and ada who eats.

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