Taraka, Tārakā, Tāraka: 40 definitions


Taraka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

Taraka has 38 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tarak.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

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

Tāraka (तारक):—

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

Tāraka (तारक):——

1) Adj. (f. tārikā) — a) übersetzend , hinüberbringend über , erlösend aus , rettend [Indische studien von Weber 14,380.390.] Auch als Beiw. Śiva's. brahman n. ein best. Erlösung bringendes Gebet. — b) oxyt. den Sternen gehörig.

2) m. — a) *Steuermann. — b) Nomen proprium eines von Indra mit Hülfe Skanda’s besiegten Āditya (auch *eines Feindes des Viṣṇu). Pl. die Kinder des Tāraka.

3) *m. n. Floss , Boot.

4) f. tārakā und n. — a) Stern. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. — b) Augenstern. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. — c) *Auge.

5) f. tārakā — a) Meteor , Sternschnuppe. — b) *Koloquinthengurke [Rājan 3,57.] — c) * = laghuvṛndāvana (?). — d) Nomen proprium — α) der Gattin Bṛhaspati’s [Viṣṇupurāṇa 4,6,9.] — β) einer Tochter Sunda's. —

6) f. tārikā Palmensaft.

7) n. ein best. Metrum.

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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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