Vilambika, Vilambikā: 6 definitions


Vilambika 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)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Vilambikā (विलम्बिका) refers to a type of disease caused by vidagdhajīrṇa type of indigestion (ajīrṇa), as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “In the vilambikā disease, food, polluted by phlegm and vāyu, cannot go up or down, but remains absolutely idle and confined in the upper part of the stomach. This is more serious than alasaka”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

vilambikā (विलंबिका).—f S The third and last of the stages of Cholera,--Exhaustion. The two others are alasikā & viṣūcikā.

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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

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

Vilambikā (विलम्बिका).—Constipation; a form of indigestion.

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

Vilambikā (विलम्बिका).—f.

(-kā) Constipation.

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

Vilambikā (विलम्बिका):—[=vi-lambikā] [from vi-lambaka > vi-lamba > vi-lamb] f. a [particular] form of indigestion (with retardation of the feces; [according to] to some ‘the last stage of exhaustion in cholera’), [Suśruta]

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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»] — Vilambika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viḷaṃbika (ವಿಳಂಬಿಕ):—[noun] constipation caused by indigestion.

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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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