Ak, Āk: 9 definitions

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Ak means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Ak (अक्).—Condensed expression (प्रत्याहार (pratyāhāra)) representing the letters अ, इ, उ, ऋ (a, i, u, ) and लृ (lṛ) in Pāṇini's Grammar cf. P. VI.1.12, 101; VII.4.2.

2) Ak.—Sign (विकरण (vikaraṇa)) of the benedictive in Vedic Literature in the case of the root दृश् (dṛś) c. g. पितरं च दृशेयं (pitaraṃ ca dṛśeyaṃ) P.III.l.86 V 2;

3) Ak.—Remnant of the termnination अकच् (akac) P. V. 3. 71 ;

4) Ak.—Substitute (आदेश (ādeśa)) अकङ् (akaṅ) for the last vowel of the word मुधातृ (mudhātṛ) (P.IV.1.97) e. g. सोघातकिः (soghātakiḥ).

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Āk (आक्).—See above the word आ (ā) sense(5).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ak [आक] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Calotropis procera (Aiton) Dryand. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Asclepias procera, Calotropis wallichii, Madorius procerus. For the possible medicinal usage of ak, 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.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ak (अक्).—1 P (akati) To go, move tortuously like a serpent [cf. L. angulus, Gr. agkai].

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

Ak (अक्).—[aka] r. 1st. cl. (akati) 1. To wind or move tortuously. With an indicatory i. aki (aṃkate) 1. To mark or bespot. 2. To go. See aṅka.

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

Ak (अक्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To wind or move tortuously.

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

Ak (अक्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] akati, to move tortuously (like a snake), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.];—Cf. √ag and √añc.

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

Ak (अक्):—[aka-bhvādi-ghaṭādi-udātta-udāttet-mit] r. 1st cl. par. (akati-āka-akitā-ākīt.—Caus. akayati) To wind or move tortuously. See also ag.

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

Ak (अक्):—(ma) akati 1. a. To wind about; with (iṅa) aṃkate 1. d. to mark.

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Ak 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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