Andaka, Aṇḍaka, Amdaka: 13 definitions


Andaka 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “spike” or “cupola”, and is used throughout Vāstuśāstra (branch of Hindu science dealing with architecture and construction).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Andaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Boswellia serrata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Boswellia glabra Roxb. ex Colebr. (among others).

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

· Agents Actions (1986)
· Agents Actions (1988)
· Pl. Coromandel (1811)
· Phytochem. Anal. (2001)
· Planta Medica (2001)
· Taxon (1979)

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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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṇḍaka : (nt.) 1. an egg; 2. the testicles.

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

1) Aṇḍaka, 2 (adj.) (Sk.? prob. an inorganic form; the diaeresis of caṇḍaka into c° aṇḍaka seems very plausible. As to meaning cp. DhsA.396 and see Dhs.trsl. 349, also Morris J. P. T. S. 1893, 6, who, not satisfactorily, tries to establish a relation to ard, as in aṭṭa3) only used of vācā, speech: harsh, rough, insolent M.I, 286; A.V, 265, 283, 293 (gloss kaṇṭakā); J.III, 260; Dhs.1343, cp. DhsA.396. (Page 17)

2) Aṇḍaka, 1 (nt.) = aṇḍa, egg DhA.I, 60; III, 137 (sakuṇ°). (Page 17)

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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

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक).—[aṇḍa, svārthe kan]

1) The scrotum.

-kam [alpārthe kan] A small egg; जगदण्डकैकतरखण्डमिव (jagadaṇḍakaikatarakhaṇḍamiva) Śiśupālavadha 9.9.

2) A cupola; शोभनैः पत्रवल्लिभिरण्डकैश्च विभूषितः (śobhanaiḥ patravallibhiraṇḍakaiśca vibhūṣitaḥ) Matsya. P.269.2.

Derivable forms: aṇḍakaḥ (अण्डकः).

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

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The scrotum. E. aṇḍa scrotum. and kan aff.

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

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक).—[aṇḍa + ka], n. 1. A bird’s egg. 2. An egg in general, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 9.

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

1) Aṇḍaka (अण्डक):—[from aṇḍa] m. the scrotum

2) [v.s. ...] n. an egg.

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

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक):—I. m.

(-kaḥ) The scrotum. Ii. n.

(-kam) An egg, a small egg. E. aṇḍa, taddh. aff. kan.

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

Aṇḍaka (अण्डक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A testicle.

[Sanskrit to German]

Andaka 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

Aṃḍaka (ಅಂಡಕ):—[noun] (dial.) one wanting wisdom or judgement; a fool.

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Aṃḍaka (ಅಂಡಕ):—[noun] (dial.) that which does not have a definite shape.

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Aṃḍaka (ಅಂಡಕ):—

1) [noun] an oval body (usu. small one) laid by birds and certain animals from which the young is hatched; an egg.

2) [noun] the pouch of skin that contains the testes; scrotum.

3) [noun] a concave ceiling of a building; a cupola.

4) [noun] in flowering plants, the body which on fertilization, becomes the seed, consisting of the nucleus and its integuments with embryo-sac; ovule.

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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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