Karka, Kaṟkā: 20 definitions


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

Karka (कर्क):—

1) m. a) Schimmel (weisses Pferd) [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 3, 40.] [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 14.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1237.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 3.] [Medinīkoṣa k. 17.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 3, 110.] [Mahābhārata 13, 4921.] — b) Krabbe, Krebs [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] der Krebs im Thierkreise [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 116,] [Scholiast] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 259. 282.] — c) Wasserkrug. — d) Feuer. — e) Spiegel [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] — f) Name einer Pflanze, = karkaṭa [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — g) = karketana [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] = karketila [Medinīkoṣa] — h) beauty [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] — i) Nomen proprium eines Commentat. [Mahīdhara] zu [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 17, 54.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 55. 81. 469.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss] [No. 222 - 224. 259. 262. 263.] —

2) f. karkī [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 4, 38, 6. 7] : ka.kīṃ va.sāmi.a rakṣa vājin; [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 66] heisst es zum vorangeh. Vers [5] : sūryasya raśmīniti karkīṃ sānau bandhyāṃ dadāti . Sollte etwa eine weisse Kuh gemeint sein? [WILSON] führt karka auch als adj. mit der Bed. weiss und gut, ausgezeichnet auf. — Vgl. karkaṭa .

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Karka (कर्क):—

1) a) f. karkā [Kathāsaritsāgara 121, 278.]

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Karka (कर्क):—, karkākṣa als Beiw. der Eule [Spr. (II) 5899, v. l.]

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

Karka (कर्क):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) — a) weiss. vaśā (so zu lesen st. vatsā) [Atharvaveda 4,38,6.7.] — b) *gut , ausgezeichnet.

2) m. — a) Schimmel (weisses Pferd). — b) *Krebs , Krabbe. — c) der Krebse im Thierkreise. — d) *Wasserkrug. — e) *Feuer. — f) *Spiegel. — g) *eine best. Pflanze , = karkaṭa [Rājan 11,202.] — h) *ein jüngerer Bruder des Vaters [Galano's Wörterbuch] — i) *ein best. Edelstein. — k) *Schönheit. — l) Nomen proprium eines Scholiasten. —

3) f. ā eine weisse Stute.

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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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