Ataka, aka: Aṭaka, Āṭaka; 4 Definition(s)


Ataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Āṭaka (आटक).—A serpent born of the Kaurava dynasty. This serpent was burnt at the Sarpasatra of Janamejaya. (Śloka 12, Chapter 57, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata)

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

aṭaka (अटक).—f ( H) Obstruction impediment, hinderance, prevention: also obstructedness. 2 Cohibition, restraint, confinement, control. 3 Penalty or forfeit (as attached to engagements). 4 The name of a river, Attock. 5 A term of the loom. The cross pieces against which the phaṇī strikes, and, rebounding, acquires force to press close the web. a0 paḍaṇēṃ in. con. To be stopped, posed, nonplused, precluded. Ex. vēdaśāstrāṃ paḍalī a0 || tujhēṃ svarūpa varṇitāṃ || aṭakēnta ghālaṇēṃ To put in confinement or under obstruction; and aṭakēnta paḍaṇēṃ To lie in confinement &c.

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aṭakā (अटका).—m Commonly aḍakā q. v. A copper piece of money &c. Pr. aṭakyācī kōmbaḍī āṇi ṭakā phaḷaṇāvaḷa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṭaka (अटक).—f Obstruction. Control. Penalty. aṭakēnta paḍaṇēṃ Lie in confinement, &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Ataka (अतक).—[atati satataṃ gacchati; at-kan] A wanderer, a passer-by, traveller.

Derivable forms: atakaḥ (अतकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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