Yajnavriksha, Yajñavṛkṣa, Yajna-vriksha: 7 definitions


Yajnavriksha 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.

The Sanskrit term Yajñavṛkṣa can be transliterated into English as Yajnavrksa or Yajnavriksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Yajnavrksa [यज्ञवृक्ष] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Senegalia catechu (L.f.) P.J.H.Hurter & Mabb. from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Acacia catechu, Mimosa catechu, Acacia wallichiana. For the possible medicinal usage of yajnavrksa, 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.

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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»] — Yajnavriksha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yajñavṛkṣa (यज्ञवृक्ष).—m (S) A common term for the trees of which the wood is used at sacrifices; viz. aśvattha, palāśa, udumbara, arka, śamī, khadira, apāmārga. In the nighaṇṭa, yajñavṛkṣa is called vēhēkaḷa & nadīvaḍa or khujāvaḍa.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajñavṛkṣa (यज्ञवृक्ष).—the fig-tree.

Derivable forms: yajñavṛkṣaḥ (यज्ञवृक्षः).

Yajñavṛkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and vṛkṣa (वृक्ष).

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

Yajñavṛkṣa (यज्ञवृक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) The Indian fig-tree.

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

Yajñavṛkṣa (यज्ञवृक्ष):—[=yajña-vṛkṣa] [from yajña > yaj] m. ‘s°-tree’, Ficus Indica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Yajnavriksha 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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