Ajaka, Ajakā, Ājaka: 16 definitions


Ajaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Ajaka (अजक):—Son of Balāka (son of Puru). He had a son named Kuśa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.4)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ajaka (अजक).—An Asura. Birth. Kaśyapa was born the son of Marīci, son of Brahmā. Kaśyapa married Danu, one of the daughters of Dakṣa and had two sons by her. They were Ajaka and Vṛṣaparvā. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 24; Chapter 67, Verse 16). (See full article at Story of Ajaka from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ajaka (अजक).—A son of Balāka and father of Kuśa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 3-4.

1b) The son of Sunaha (Suhotra, Vāyu-purāṇa, and Sumantu, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Balākāśva;1 ruled for 21 years (31 ?).2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 30; 74-126; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 60-61; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 313.

1c) The son of Dilīpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 48.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ajaka (अजक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.24, I.65, I.61.17) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ajaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ajaka in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ocimum gratissimum from the Lamiaceae (Mint) family having the following synonyms: Ocimum suave, Ocimum viride, Ocimum viridiflorum. For the possible medicinal usage of ajaka, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Ajaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Ocimum americanum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ocimum incanescens Mart. (among others).

2) Ajaka is also identified with Ocimum basilicum It has the synonym Plectranthus barrelieri (Roth) Spreng. (etc.).

3) Ajaka is also identified with Ocimum gratissimum It has the synonym Geniosporum discolor Baker (etc.).

4) Ajaka is also identified with Ocimum tenuiflorum It has the synonym Lumnitzera tenuiflora Spreng. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of the Indian Botanical Society (1986)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Mantissa Plantarum (1767)
· Botanical Magazine (2452)
· Fragm. (Mueller) (1863)
· Flora de Filipinas, ed. 2 (1845)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ajaka, a goat, pl. goats Vin.II, 154. — f. ajikā J.III, 278 & ajiyā J.V, 241. (Page 10)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajakā (अजका).—= अजिका (ajikā) below.

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Ajakā (अजका).—(svārthe kan ṭāp)

1) A young she-goat.

2) [ajasya vikāraḥ avayavaḥ galastanaḥ purīṣaṃ vā] The fleshy protuberance on the neck, or its excrement. -3. A disease of the pupil of the eye.

See also (synonyms): ajikā.

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Ājaka (आजक).—[ajānāṃ samūhaḥ vuñ] A flock of goats.

Derivable forms: ājakam (आजकम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ājaka (आजक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A flock of goats. E. aja a goat, and vuñ aff.

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

1) Ajaka (अजक):—[from aj] m. Name of a descendant of Purūravas

2) [v.s. ...] of a king of Magadha

3) Ajakā (अजका):—[from ajaka > aj] f. a young she-goat

4) [v.s. ...] a disease of the pupil of the eye (small reddish tumours compared to kids, protruding through the transparent cornea and discharging pus).

5) Ājaka (आजक):—[from āja] n. a flock of goats, [Pāṇini 4-2, 39.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajaka (अजक):—I. m.

(-kaḥ) A proper name:

1) A descendant of Purū-ravas, the son of Sumantu (or according to others of Sunaha) and grandson of Jahnu.

2) A king of Magadha, of the line of Pradyota. Ii. f.

(-kā) 1) A young she-goat. (Also ajikā.)

2) A kind of disease of the pupil of the eye. See ajakājāta. E. aja, taddh. aff. ka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ājaka (आजक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. A flock of goats.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ājaka (आजक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ayaga.

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Ajaka 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

Ajaka (ಅಜಕ):—[noun] = ಅಜಕೆ [ajake].

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Ājaka (ಆಜಕ):—[noun] a number of goats feeding, living or being driven together; a herd of goats.

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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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