Vishtambhin, Viṣṭambhin, Vishtambhi, Viṣṭambhī: 8 definitions


Vishtambhin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 terms Viṣṭambhin and Viṣṭambhī can be transliterated into English as Vistambhin or Vishtambhin or Vistambhi or Vishtambhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Vishtambhin in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Viṣṭambhin (विष्टम्भिन्) or Niṣṭambhin refers to that which is “constipating”, as mentioned in verse 5.41 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “invigorative (are) caseous milk, early beestings, condensed milk, late beestings, etc.; (they are) productive of sperm, sleep, and phlegm, constipating [viz., viṣṭambhin], heavy, and morbific”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Viṣṭambhin (विष्टम्भिन्).—a.

1) Stopping, obstructing, impeding.

2) Making motionless, benumbing, chilling.

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

Viṣṭambhin (विष्टम्भिन्).—mfn. (-mbhī-mbhinī-mbhi) 1. Stopping, impeding, what hinders or obstructs. 2. Checking, (as perspiration,) chilling. 3. Making motionless. E. vi before stabhi to stop, ṇini aff.

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

Viṣṭambhin (विष्टम्भिन्).—i. e. vi-stambh + in, adj., f. , 1. Stopping. 2. Checking. 3. Making motionless.

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

Viṣṭambhin (विष्टम्भिन्).—[adjective] supporting ([figuratively]), obstructing.

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

1) Viṣṭambhin (विष्टम्भिन्):—[=vi-ṣṭambhin] [from vi-ṣṭambha > vi-ṣṭambh] mfn. supporting ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) [v.s. ...] checking, stopping, obstructing, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] chilling, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] making motionless, [ib.]

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

Viṣṭambhin (विष्टम्भिन्):—[vi-ṣṭambhin] (mbhī-mbhinī-mbhi) a. Checking; rendering motionless.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vishtambhin 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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