Vrihimukha, Vrīhimukha, Vrihi-mukha: 4 definitions



Vrihimukha 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.

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Vrihimukha (व्रिहिमुख) refers to a mythical weapon. It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vrīhimukha (व्रीहिमुख).—a surgical instrument (resembling a grain of rice).

Derivable forms: vrīhimukhaḥ (व्रीहिमुखः).

Vrīhimukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vrīhi and mukha (मुख).

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

Vrīhimukha (व्रीहिमुख):—[=vrīhi-mukha] [from vrīhi] mfn. (a surgical instrument) which resembles a grain of rice, [Suśruta]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vrīhimukha (व्रीहिमुख):—adj. dessen Spitze einem Reiskorn gleicht: ein chirurgisches Instrument [Suśruta 1, 26, 13. 17. 27, 5. 2, 112, 14.]

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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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