Aca, Āca: 6 definitions


Aca means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Acha.

India history and geography

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Aca, mentioned in a 2nd century inscription at Kiralagala, is the name of a tract of field (keta) that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Kiralagala ruins lies about 10 miles north of the 28th mile on the Puttalam-Anurādhapura road.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āca (आच).—1 P.

1) To sip, lick, lap, drink (a small quantity); नाचेमे हिममपि वारि वारणेन (nāceme himamapi vāri vāraṇena) Kirātārjunīya 7.34; पर्याप्त- माचामति (paryāpta- mācāmati) Uttararāmacarita 4.1; Bv.4.38; त्रिराचामेदपः पूर्वम् (trirācāmedapaḥ pūrvam) Manusmṛti 2.6, 5.139.

2) To rinse the mouth (with instr. of the thing); Manusmṛti 2.61.

3) To lick up, dry or drink up, absorb; आचामति स्वेदलवान् मुखे ते (ācāmati svedalavān mukhe te) R.13.2. -Caus. To cause to sip water; पृष्ट्वा स्वदितमित्येवं तृप्तानाचामयेत्ततः (pṛṣṭvā svaditamityevaṃ tṛptānācāmayettataḥ) Manusmṛti 3.251,5.142.

Derivable forms: ācam (आचम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Āca (आच):—m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) See āca-parāca and ācopaca ss.vv.

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Aca in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āca (ಆಚ):—[noun] the tree Shorea robusta (=S. talura, = Vatica robusta) of Dipterocarpaceae family; bastard sal.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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