Avaka, Āvaka, Avakā: 9 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Avakā (अवका):—f. gaṇa kṣipakādi, eine grasähnliche Sumpfpflanze, Blyxa octandra Rich., sonst gewöhnlich śaivāla genannt. [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 17, 4. 25, 1.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 7, 5, 1, 11. 8, 3, 2, 5. 9, 1, 2, 20. 22. 13, 8, 3, 13.] garteṣvavakāṃ śīpālamityavadhāpayet [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 2, 8] (hier und [4, 4] ist die Glosse śīpālamiti = śaivālam zur Erklär. des später ungebräuchlichen Namens eingeschaltet). [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 17, 4, 28. 9, 4. 18, 2, 20. u.s.w.] [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 40.] Vgl. [Mahīdhara] zu [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 17, 4.]

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Avakā (अवका):—[Taittirīyasaṃhitā 5, 4, 2, 1. 4, 3.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Avakā (अवका):—f. Blyxa_octandra Rich.

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Avākā (अवाका):—f. die untere Eihaut (?) [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 4,6,1,1.]

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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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