भिषज्

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *bʰiṣáȷ́, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰišáĵ. Cognate with Avestan 𐬠𐬌𐬱𐬀𐬰-(bišaz-), Kurdish bijişk (doctor), Persian پزشک(pezešk, doctor).

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Noun[edit]

भिषज् (bhiṣájm

  1. a healer, a physician
    • c. 1700 BCE – 1200 BCE, Ṛgveda 9.112.3:
      कारुरहं ततो भिषग्उपलप्रक्षिणी नना।
      नानाधियोवसूयवो अनु घा इव तस्थिमेन्द्रायेन्दो परि स्रव॥
      kārurahaṃ tato bhiṣagupalaprakṣiṇī nanā.
      nānādhiyovasūyavo anu ghā iva tasthimendrāyendo pari srava.
      A bard am I, my dad is a physician, mammy lays corn upon the stones.
      Striving for wealth, with varied plans, we follow our desires like kine. Flow, Indu, flow for Indra's sake.

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भिषज् (bhiṣaj)

  1. to heal, to cure

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