Yuthika, Yūthikā: 17 definitions


Yuthika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Yūthikā (यूथिका):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: Jajjaṭa’s Nirantarapadavyākhyā and Other Commentaries on the Carakasaṃhitā

Yūthikā (यूथिका) is a syononym of Māgadhī, which refers to Jasminum auriculatum Vahl, and is the name of a medicinal plant mentioned in the 7th-century Nirantarapadavyākhyā by Jejjaṭa (or Jajjaṭa): one of the earliest extant and, therefore, one of the most important commentaries on the Carakasaṃhitā.—Note: Māgadhī is a synonym of Pippalī.—(Cf. Glossary of Vegetable Drugs in Bṛhattrayī 305, Singh and Chunekar, 1999).—(Cf. Indian Medicinal Plants 4:290, Arya Vaidya Sala, 1993-96.).—Synonyms of Māgadhī: Yūthikā, Sūcimallikā.—(Cf. Indian Medicinal Plants 3:245, Arya Vaidya Sala, 1993-96.)

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Yūthikā (यूथिका) is the name of a tree found in maṇidvīpa (Śakti’s abode), according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 12.10. Accordingly, these trees always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and the sweet fragrance of their scent is spread across all the quarters in this place. The trees (e.g. Yūthikā) attract bees and birds of various species and rivers are seen flowing through their forests carrying many juicy liquids. Maṇidvīpa is defined as the home of Devī, built according to her will. It is compared with Sarvaloka, as it is superior to all other lokas.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa, or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam, is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yūthikā (यूथिका) is the name of a plant which is used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] with the splendid Yūthikā flowers (kusuma) he will not be deprived of a house. With Karṇikāra flowers he will secure plenty of garments (vastrasampatti). [...] eleven prasthas of Jāti and Yūthikā flowers constitute a hundred thousand in number in each. Five and a half Prasthas of Rājikā flowers also constitute so many. [...] The devotee shall perform the worship of Śiva with different flowers after considering these modes of calculation for the fulfilment of desires if he has any or for the sake of salvation if he has no desire”.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Yūthikā (यूथिका) flowers are used in worship in the month Śravaṇa for the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-Vrata, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva for acquiring virtue, great fortune, wealth and for destruction of sins [...] This vrata is to be performed for a year from Mārgaśīra.—In Śravaṇa, the tooth-brush is that of vaṭa-wood. The food taken is gandhatoya. The deity to be worshipped is Śūlapāṇi. The flowers used in worship are yūthikā. The naivedya offerings is ghṛtapura. The result accrued equals agniṣṭoma.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Yuthika [यूथिका] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum auriculatum Vahl from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family having the following synonyms: Jasminum ovalifolium, Jasminum mucronatum, Mogorium trifoliatum. For the possible medicinal usage of yuthika, 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)

1) Yuthika in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum auriculatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

2) Yuthika is also identified with Jasminum officinale It has the synonym Jasminum officinale var. tibeticum C.Y. Wu (etc.).

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

· Acta Bot. Yunnan. (1979)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)
· Cytologia (1992)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· I. Invest. Stud. Nat. (1992)
· Edwards's Botanical Register, or Flower Garden and Shrubbery (1845)

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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

[«previous next»] — Yuthika in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yūthikā, (f.) (cp. later Sk. yūthikā) a kind of jasmine, Jasminum auriculatum J. VI, 537; Miln. 338. So is also to be read at J. V, 420 (for yodhi) & 422 (yodhikā & yudhikā). See also yodhikā. (Page 557)

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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

Yūthikā (यूथिका).—A kind of jasmine or its flower; यूथिकाशबलकेशी (yūthikāśabalakeśī) V.4.46; Meghadūta 26; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.15.

See also (synonyms): yūthī.

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

Yūthikā (यूथिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A sort of jasmine, (Jasminum auriculatum.) 2. Globe amaranth. E. yūthī the jasmine, kan aff., fem. form.

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

Yūthikā (यूथिका).—. i. e. yuthī (see yūtha), + ka, f. A kind of jasmine, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 109; [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 2, 25.

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

Yūthikā (यूथिका).—[feminine] a kind of jasmine.

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

1) Yūthikā (यूथिका):—[from yūtha] f. a kind of jasmine, Jasminum Auriculatum, [Kālidāsa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] globe-amaranth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Clypea Hernandifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Yūthikā (यूथिका):—(kā) 1. f. Jasminum auriculatum; globe amaranth.

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

Yūthika (यूथिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Utthiya, Jūhiya, Jūhiyā.

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Yuthika 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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