|Etymology/ Definition||प्रकृत्यारम्भकत्वे दुष्टिकर्तृत्वं दोषत्वम । मा.नि.१।१४ मधुकोष, दूषण स्वभावत्वात् दोष:। |
दूषयन्तीति दोषाः । अ.हृ.सू.११३ अरुणदत्त
|Reference||M.Ni.1/14, Madhukos`ha, C.Su.1/56, C.Su.20/10, S.Su.21/3 D`alhan`a, A.H.Su.1/6|
|Literary Meaning||A substance capable of vitiating, M / W – the three humours of the body i. e Vaata, Pitta , Kapha|
|Implied Meaning||1. Three biological elements of the body ( Tridosha )|
2. Faults of an instrument ( Yantra , S`hastra )
|Elaboration||Those entities, which fulfil the following criteria are called Dosha|
1. Prakriti Aarambhakatva – It should be capable of forming an individual constitution at time of conception. It is named after the dominant Dosha e. g. Vaata Prakriti etc.
These are of 7 types viz. single Dosha predominant, two Dosha predominant and all the three balancing each other.
2 . Svatantrye`na Dusht`i Kartritvam – It should be capable of initiating a diseases process on its own without any external causative factor.
Depending upon their sites and functions they are further subdivided into 5 types:
Vaata , Pitta and Kapha are three biological elements ( Dosha ) of the body.
An instrument ( Yantra ) or a sharp instrument ( S`hastra ) with some drawbacks are called Yantradosha or S`hastradosha respectively. E. g. Hyper extended sharp instrument, instrument, which is too short or which can not be held properly etc.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Biological elements, humors|
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