Akka: 12 definitions


Akka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

akka : (m.) 1. the sun; 2. swallow-word plant.

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

Akka, (cp. Sk. arka) N. of a plant: Calotropis Gigantea, swallow-wort M.I, 429 (°assa jiyā bowstrings made from that plant).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akkā (अक्का).—& akkābāī See akā & akābāī.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akka (अक्क).—A corner of a house; अक्के चेन्मधु विन्देत किमर्थं पर्वतं व्रजेत् (akke cenmadhu vindeta kimarthaṃ parvataṃ vrajet) |

Derivable forms: akkaḥ (अक्कः).

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Akkā (अक्का).—[ak-ka, acyate ityak, añc kvip gatiḥ tasyai kāyati, kai-ka vā Tv.] A mother. (Voc. akka).

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

Akkā (अक्का).—f.

(-kkā) A mother. E. aka pain, kai to sound.

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

1) Akkā (अक्का):—f. (Voc. akka, [Pāṇini]) a mother (used contemptuously)

2) Name of a woman;

3) a procuress, [Pañcatantra]

4) [supposed to be a term of foreign origin cf. [Latin] Acca.]

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

Akkā (अक्का):—f. (-kkā. Voc. akka.) A mother.

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

Akkā (अक्का) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Akkā.

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Akka 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Akka (अक्क) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Arka.

2) Akkā (अक्का) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Akkā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akka (ಅಕ್ಕ):—

1) [noun] an elder sister.

2) [noun] a woman elder to one (a term used to call or refer to an elder woman, with respect).

3) [noun] an affectionate term used to call young girls.

4) [noun] a general term suffixed to the names of women;5) [noun] ಅಕ್ಕತಂಗಿಯರ ಕಲ್ಲು [akkatamgiyara kallu](ಗಳು [galu]) akkataŋgiyara kallu(gaḷu) (pl.) a set of two stones (usu. planted close to each other) of which one is taller; ಅಕ್ಕತಂಗಿಯರ ಕಟ್ಟೆ [akkatamgiyara katte](ಗಳು [galu]) akkataŋgiyara kaṭṭegaḷu (pl.) two water tanks of different sizes situated very close to each other; ಅಕ್ಕತಂಗಿಯರ ಹಣ್ಣು [akkatamgiyara hannu] akkataŋgiyara haṇṇu the fruit of the tropical American tree (Carica papaya) of the papaya family; papaya; ಅಕ್ಕತಂಗಿಯ ಬಳ್ಳಿ [akkatamgiya balli] a kkataŋgiya baḷḷi the creeper, Gloriosa superba of Liliaceae family; ಅಕ್ಕ ನನ್ನವಳಾದರೆ ಭಾವ ನನ್ನವನೆ [akka nannavaladare bhava nannavane]? akka nannavaḷādare bhāva nannavane? (prov.) a distant relative need not have concern as a blood relative has; ಅಕ್ಕ ಸತ್ತರೆ ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ ನಿಲ್ಲದು [akka sattare amavasye nilladu] akka sattare amāvāsye nilladu (prov.) the sun will not stop rising in the east if my alarm clock is not working; time and tide wait for no man; ಉಣ್ಣುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಉಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಅಕ್ಕನ್ನ ಕರೆ, ಕೋಳಕ್ಕೆ ಹಾಕುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಭಾವನ್ನ ಕರೆ [unnuvudakke uduvudakke akkanna kare, kolakke hakuvudakke bhavanna kare] uṇṇuvudakke uḍuvudakke akkanna kare, kōḷakke hākuvudakke bhāvanna kare (prov.) to be blindly partisan in allocating the reward for the effort and blame for the failure; ಅಕ್ಕನ ಹಗೆ ಭಾವನ ನಂಟು [akkana hage bhavana namtu] akkana hage, bhāvana naṇṭu (prov.) a hen that cackles in owner’s house and lays in another’s; ಅಕ್ಕನನ್ನು ಅರಿಯದವಳು ನೆರೆಮನೆಯ ಬೊಮ್ಮಕ್ಕನನ್ನು ಬಲ್ಲಳೆ [akkanannu ariyadavalu neremaneya bommakkanannu ballale] akkanannu ariyadavaḷu neremaneya bommakkanannu ballaḷe (prov.) can one, who cannot understand his own mother, understand another’s?.

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Akka (ಅಕ್ಕ):—[noun] the tree Morinda tomentosa (=M. tinctoria) of Rubiaceae family.

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Akka (ಅಕ್ಕ):—

1) [noun] the sun.

2) [noun] a metal, in general.

3) [noun] a metal of reddish colour with atomic number 29; copper.

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Akka (ಅಕ್ಕ):—[noun] a game played with pawns of different kinds, on a chequered board; chess.

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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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