Akta, Aktā: 15 definitions


Akta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Akta (अक्त).—Definite, known or specified definitely. cf. अक्तपरिमाणानामर्थानां वाचका भवन्ति य एते संख्याशब्दाः परिमाणशब्दाश्च (aktaparimāṇānāmarthānāṃ vācakā bhavanti ya ete saṃkhyāśabdāḥ parimāṇaśabdāśca) M. Bh. I.1.72.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Akta (अक्त) refers to “(that which is) smeared (with a particular substance)”, according to the Mataṅgapārameśvara (with Rāmakaṇṭha’s commentary).—Accordingly, “Having worshipped the Lord, he should oblate into the fire at the three junctures of the day a thousand pieces of Udumbara-wood smeared with the three (tri-akta) [sweet substances]. Consuming [only] milk, he should make oblations [in this manner] for seven days. He will become one who has accomplished the vidyāvrata”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Akta (अक्त) refers to “being accompanied (lit. smeared) (by saliva)”, as taught in the Damśarūpa (“aspects of snake-bites”) section of the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The author discusses conditions under which snakes bite, types of fangs and bites, vital spots of bite which can be fatal, stages of envenomation and astrological considerations for snake-bite effect. A bite caused by two teeth accompanied by saliva (lālā-akta) does not bode well; it is to be known as a delicate bite by an intoxicated snake which is poisonous. Bite accompanied by saliva and wound caused by a hungry and aggressive serpent can be cured only with intensive efforts

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Akta (अक्त) refers to “dipping ingredients (in ichor)”, as prescribed by certain bio-organical recipes for plant mutagenesis, such as to delay of ripening in fruits, according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “The ripening of fruits of a tree can be delayed by one year by piercing their roots with long bones of monkey’s legs dipped (akta) in the ichor of an intoxicated elephant. Ripening of fruits of a particular branch of a tree can be stopped by covering that branch firmly by the skin of the hunch of a bull that is just then killed. The fruits of a particular branch of a tree do not ripen if it is covered seven times with the skin from the dewlap of a black bull, killed for the purpose”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Akta in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Vicia sativa subsp. sativa from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Vicia obcordata, Vicia communis, Vicia bacla, Vicia nemoralis. For the possible medicinal usage of akta, 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)

Akta in India is the name of a plant defined with Vicia sativa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Vicia cornigera Chaub. (among others).

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

· Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid (1998)
· Flore de France (1899)
· Vicieae Database Project, Southampton University (1986)
· Species Plantarum
· Iranian Journal of Botany (1985)
· Flora Italica (1850)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akta (अक्त).—See under अञ्ज् (añj).

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Aktā (अक्ता).—f. (Ved.) Night; कृष्णेभिरक्तोषाः (kṛṣṇebhiraktoṣāḥ) Ṛgveda 1.62. 8.

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Akta (अक्त).—pp. Smeared over, bedaubed, anointed &c.; mostly as latter part of compound; घृत°, तैल°, शोणित° (ghṛta°, taila°, śoṇita°) &c.

-ktā Night.

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

Akta (अक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Joined, combined. 2. Gone. 3. Spread abroad. 4. Anointed. E. añja to go. and kta affix.

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

Aktā (अक्ता).—[feminine] night (cf. seq.).

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

1) Akta (अक्त):—1. akta mfn. (√aj), driven.

2) 2. akta mfn. (√añj), smeared over, diffused, bedaubed, tinged, characterized. Often ifc. (cf. raktākta)

3) n. oil, ointment.

4) Aktā (अक्ता):—[from akta] f. night, [Ṛg-veda i, 62, 8.]

5) Ākta (आक्त):—mfn. ([from] āñj) anointed, [Atharva-veda x, 1, 25] (cf. sv-ākta.)

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

Akta (अक्त):—I. m. f. n.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktam) 1. Gone &c. E. añc, kṛt aff. kta. 2. Anointed, oily, greasy. Ii. f.

(-ktā) Night. E. añj, uṇ. aff. kta.

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

Akta (अक्त):—[(ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a.] Joined; gone; spread; anointed; r. añja.

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Akta 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

Akta (ಅಕ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] smeared with; anointed.

2) [adjective] made clear; manifested; distinguished.

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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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