Vayahstha, Vayaḥstha, Vayas-stha, Vayaḥsthā: 10 definitions

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Vayahstha 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Vayaḥsthā (वयःस्था) is another name for Guḍūcī, a medicinal plant identified with Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed) from the Menispermaceae or “moonseed family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.13-16 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vayaḥsthā and Guḍūcī, there are a total of thirty 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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

vayaḥstha (वयःस्थ) [or वयस्थ, vayastha].—a S Advanced to maturity; fully adult or middle-aged; being in the prime of life: also advanced well in manhood, elderly, senescent.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vayaḥstha (वयःस्थ).—a.

-vayaḥstha or -vayastha

Vayaḥstha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vayas and stha (स्थ).

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

Vayaḥstha (वयःस्थ).—mfn.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) Middle-aged, young, &c.: see vayastha .

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

Vayaḥstha (वयःस्थ).—and vayastha vaya- stha, i. e. vayas-stha, I. adj. 1. Young. 2. Mature, middle-aged, from sixteen to seventy. Ii. m. A contemporary, a friend. Iii. f. sthā. 1. A woman’s female friend. 2. The name of several plants.

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

Vayaḥstha (वयःस्थ).—[adjective] grown up, mature, aged, old.

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

1) Vayaḥstha (वयःस्थ):—[=vayaḥ-stha] [from vayaḥ > vayas] mf(ā)n. being in the bloom of age, grown up, full-grown, strong, vigorous, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] : aged, old, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] nourishing (as flesh), [Vāgbhaṭālaṃkāra]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a contemporary, associate, friend, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) Vayaḥsthā (वयःस्था):—[=vayaḥ-sthā] [from vayaḥ-stha > vayaḥ > vayas] f. a female friend or companion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants, [Suśruta; Caraka] ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] Emblica Officinalis; Terminalia Chebula or Citrina; Cocculus Cordifolius; Bombax Heptaphyllum; = atyamla-parṇī, kākolī, kṣīra-kākolī, and brāhmī)

6) [v.s. ...] small cardamoms, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vayaḥstha (वयःस्थ):—[(sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) a.] Middle-aged.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vayahstha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Vayaḥstha (ವಯಃಸ್ಥ):—

1) [noun] = ವಯಃಪ್ರಾಪ್ತ [vayahprapta]1.

2) [noun] old; aged.

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Vayaḥstha (ವಯಃಸ್ಥ):—[noun] a male companion almost of the same age.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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