Viravriksha, Vīravṛkṣa, Vira-vriksha: 7 definitions


Viravriksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

The Sanskrit term Vīravṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Viravrksa or Viravriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Viravriksha [वीरवृक्ष] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Cailliea glomerata, Dichrostachys glomerata, Mimosa cinerea. For the possible medicinal usage of viravriksha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Viravrksa in India is the name of a plant defined with Terminalia arjuna in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. ex DC.) Wight & Arn. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis (1834)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1996)
· Flora Sylvatica (1869)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1828)
· Taxon (1979)
· Taxon (1981)

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vīravṛkṣa (वीरवृक्ष).—

1) the Arjuna tree.

2) the marking-nut plant.

Derivable forms: vīravṛkṣaḥ (वीरवृक्षः).

Vīravṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vīra and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).

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

Vīravṛkṣa (वीरवृक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) 1. The marking-nut plant, (Semicarpus anacardium.) 2. A large tree, (Pentaptera Arjuna.) 3. A sort of grain, (Andropogon or Holcus sorghum.) E. vīra strong, vṛkṣa a tree.

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

1) Vīravṛkṣa (वीरवृक्ष):—[=vīra-vṛkṣa] [from vīra > vīr] m. the marking-nut plant, Semecarpus Anacardium, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Pentaptera or Terminalia Arunja, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a sort of grain, Andropogon or Holcus Sorghum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vīravṛkṣa (वीरवृक्ष):—[vīra-vṛkṣa] (kṣaḥ) 1. m. The marking nut plant; large tree, (Pentaptera;) sort of grain.

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Viravriksha 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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