Vibhitaka, aka: Vibhītaka; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Vibhītaka (विभीतक) is a Sanskrit word referring to Terminalia bellirica, a deciduous tree from the Combretaceae family of flowering plants. It can also be spelled as Bibhītaka, Vibhītakī or Bibhītakī. and is also known as Akṣa. In English, the tree is known as the “bastard myrobala”, “Bahera” or “Beleric”. It is a deciduous tree growing up to 30 meters in height. It has bad-smelling greenish yellow flowers with ovoid fruits. It grows all over India up to 900m elevation.

This plant (Vibhītaka) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is mentioned being part of the Triphalā group of medicinal drugs.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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

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vibhītaka : (m.) Beleric Myrobalan.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vibhītaka, (& °ṭaka) (cp. *Sk. vibhīta & °ka) the plant Terminalia belerica; beleric myrobolan. Dice were made from its fruits, which are also used as medicine (intoxicant); its flowers smell vilely.—Vin. I, 201; J. III, 161; V, 363; VI, 529. (Page 630)

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

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vibhītaka (विभीतक).—m S See bibhītaka.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Vibhītaka (विभीतक).—Name of tree, Terminalia Belerica, one of the three myrobalans.

Derivable forms: vibhītakaḥ (विभीतकः), vibhītakam (विभीतकम्).

See also (synonyms): vibhīta, vibhītakī.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vibhītaka (विभीतक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Beleric myrobalan, (Terminalia belerica.) E. vibhīta fearless, kan aff. “vaheḍā iti bhāṣā .”

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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