Vetta, Veṭṭa: 5 definitions


Vetta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Veṭṭa (वेट्ट) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the two varieties of Candana, or Santalum album (Indian sandalwood). This variety was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 12.6-8), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

The fresh and moist Candana when cut and dried is called Veṭṭa (The other variety is called Sukkaḍi). The mountains around the Malaya are named Veṭṭa, hence the Candana growing over there is also named Veṭṭa. The Veṭṭa-candana is very cooling and quells burning sensations and pitta. It alleviates fevers and is indicated in vomiting, stupor, thirst, leprosy and allied skin diseases, opacities of lens (cateract), coughing, and in blood disorders. It is bitter in taste.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vetta : (nt.) a cane; a twig.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vetta, (nt.) (cp. Epic Sk. vetra) twig, rod; creeper; junglerope (cp. veṇu-daṇḍa); cane (calamus). By itself only in standard list of punishments (tortures): vettehi tāḷeti to flog with canes, e.g. A. I, 47; II, 122; Miln. 196. Otherwise frequent in cpds. :

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vēttā (वेत्ता).—a S That knows, knowing, acquainted with.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vēttā (वेत्ता).—a That knows, knowing.

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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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