Yavasa, Yavāsa, Yāvasa, Yavasha: 20 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Cikitsa (natural therapy and treatment for medical conditions)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ayurveda: Cikitsa

Yavāsa (यवास):—Another name for Dhanvayavāsa, a medicinal plant (Alhagi maurorum/camelorum) used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Yavāsa (यवास) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant possibly identified with Alhagi pseudalhagi, synonym of Alhagi maurorum (“camelthorn”) from the Fabaceae or legume family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.44-46 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Yavāsa contains an exudate called Mānnā (Turañjabīna in Ūnānī) in its Arabian species. In Hindi Yavāsa is called Javāsa (in local dialects ya is changed to ja).

Yavāsa is mentioned as having twenty-one synonyms: Yāsa, Behukaṇṭaka, Alpaka, Kṣudreṅgudī, Rodanikā, Kacchurā, Bālapatra, Adhikakaṇṭaka, Khara, Sudūramūla, Viṣakaṇṭaka, Ananta, Tīkṣṇakaṇṭa, Samudrānta, Marudbhava, Dīrghamūla, Sūkṣmapatra, Viṣaghna, Kaṇṭakāluka, Triparṇika, Gāndhārī.

Properties and characteristics: “[Yavāsa] is sweet and bitter in rasa and cold in potency. It calms pitta and relieves pain and burning. It stimulates digestion and gives strength. It controls erysipelas, thirst and vomiting due to kapha”.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Yavāṣa (यवाष) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Fagonia cretica Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning yavāṣa] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yavasa (यवस).—A particular region of Plakṣadvīpa. Bhāgavata, 5th Skandha says that Plakṣadvīpa had seven divisions which were-Śivam, Yavasam, Subhadram, Śāntam, Mokṣam, Amṛtam and Abhayam.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Yavasa (यवस).—(Yaśasya) one of the seven divisions of Plakṣadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 3.

1b) A son of Sāvarṇi Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 33.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Yavasa (यवस) in the Rigveda and later denotes the ‘grass’ on which animals feed, and which is burned by the forest fire.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Cultural history as g leaned from kathasaritsagara

Yavasa is the name of a herb (oshadhi) mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th century A.D). Yavasa is another variety of grass used as fodder for horses.

Somadeva mentions many rich forests, gardens, various trees, creepers medicinal and flowering plants (e.g., Yavasa) and fruit-bearing trees in the Kathasaritsagara. Gardens of herbs were specially maintained in big cities. Somadeva’s writing more or less reflects the life of the people of Northern India during the 11th century. His Kathasaritsagara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Yavasa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravahanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyadharas (celestial beings).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Yavasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Alhagi maurorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Alhagi persarum Boiss. & Buhse (among others).

2) Yavasa is also identified with Alhagi pseudalhagi It has the synonym Alhagi pseudalhagi Fisch. (etc.).

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

· Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica (1755)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)
· Hort. Goenk. (1812)
· United Arab Rep. J. (1979)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal de Botanique, Appliquée à l’Agriculture, à la Pharmacie, à la Médecine et aux Arts (1813)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yavasa : (m.) a kind of grass.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yavasa, (nt.) (fr. yava; Vedic yavasa) grass, hay, fodder J. I, 338. (Page 551)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yavasa (यवस).—Grass, fodder, meadow grass; नागेन्द्रा यवसाभिलाषविमुखाः (nāgendrā yavasābhilāṣavimukhāḥ) Pratimā 2.2; Kau. A.1.4; यवसेन्धनम् (yavasendhanam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1; Y.3.3; Manusmṛti 7.75; (gāṃ) यवसमिच्छतीम् (yavasamicchatīm) Bhāg. 1.17.3.

Derivable forms: yavasam (यवसम्).

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Yavāsa (यवास).—

1) A kind of Khadira.

2) Alhagi Maurorum (Mar. dhamāsā).

Derivable forms: yavāsaḥ (यवासः).

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Yāvasa (यावस).—

1) A heap of grass.

2) Fodder, provisions.

Derivable forms: yāvasaḥ (यावसः).

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

Yavasa (यवस).—m.

(-saḥ) Meadow or pasturage. E. yu to mix, asac aff.

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Yavāsa (यवास).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. A shrub, (Hedysarum alhagi.) “durālabhā .” 2. A kind of K'hayer. E. yu to mix, Unadi aff. āsa; with kan added, yavāsaka .

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Yāvasa (यावस).—m.

(-saḥ) A quantity or heap of grass. E. yu to mix, Unadi aff. asac with the effect of ṇit, which makes the vowel long.

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

Yavasa (यवस).—[yava + sa], m. Pasture grass, [Pañcatantra] 182, 13.

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Yāvasa (यावस).—i. e. yavasa + a, m. (n., [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 53). 1. A heap of grass. 2. Provision, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 53.

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

Yavasa (यवस).—[masculine] [neuter] grass, pasture, food.

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

1) Yavasa (यवस):—[from yava] a m. n. grass, fodder, pasturage, [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

2) Yavāsa (यवास):—[from yava] a m. (said to be [from] √2. yu) Alhagi Maurorum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a species of Khadira, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Yavāsā (यवासा):—[from yavāsa > yava] f. a kind of grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([probably] [wrong reading] for jala-vāsā).

5) Yavasa (यवस):—b etc. See p. 847, col. 3.

6) Yavāṣa (यवाष):—m. (cf. yevāṣa) a [particular] noxious insect, [Kāṭhaka]

7) [gana] kumudādi (on, [Pāṇini 4-2, 80]).

8) Yavāsa (यवास):—b etc. See p. 847, col. 3.

9) Yāvasa (यावस):—m. ([from] yavasa) a quantity or heap of grass, fodder, provisions, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) Yāvāsa (यावास):—mfn. ([from] yavāsa) [gana] palāśādi.

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

1) Yavasa (यवस):—(saḥ) 1. m. Meadow grass.

2) Yavāsa (यवास):—(saḥ) 1. m. A flower, Hedysarum.

3) Yāvasa (यावस):—(saḥ) 1. m. A quantity, of grass.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Yavasa (यवस) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Javasa, Javāsa.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yavasa (ಯವಸ):—[noun] grass or hay, that cattle eat as food.

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Yavāsa (ಯವಾಸ):—

1) [noun] the plant Mucuna prurita ( = M. puriens) of Papilionaceae family.

2) [noun] a variety of catechu tree of Mimosae family.

3) [noun] the neem tree (Azadirachta indica of Meliaceae family).

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Yāvasa (ಯಾವಸ):—[noun] a stack of hay.

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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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