Arkakanta, Arkakānta, Arka-kanta, Arkakāntā: 6 definitions


Arkakanta 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Arkakāntā (अर्ककान्ता) is another name for Ādityabhaktā, a medicinal plant, possibly identified with Helianthus annuus Linn. or “common sunflower” from the Asteraceae or “daisy” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.179-181 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Arkakāntā and Ādityabhaktā, there are a total of eighteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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)

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

Arkakanta in India is the name of a plant defined with Cleome viscosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Lagansa alba Raf., nom. illeg. (among others).

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

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis (1834)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1824)
· Acta Bot. Indica (1975)
· J. Palynol. (1980)
· Fitoterapia (2003)

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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

[«previous next»] — Arkakanta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arkakānta (अर्ककान्त).—A class of eleven storeyed buildings; Māna.29.25-34.

Derivable forms: arkakāntaḥ (अर्ककान्तः).

Arkakānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms arka and kānta (कान्त).

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Arkakāntā (अर्ककान्ता).—

1) Name of a plant commonly called हुड्हुडिया (huḍhuḍiyā).

2) sun's wife.

3) sun's shadow.

Arkakāntā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms arka and kāntā (कान्ता).

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

Arkakāntā (अर्ककान्ता):—[=arka-kāntā] f. the plant Polanisia Icosandra, [Horace H. Wilson]

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Arkakanta 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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