Avak, Avāk: 7 definitions


Avak means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Avak in India is the name of a plant defined with Ehretia laevis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Bourreria laevis (Roxb.) G. Don (among others).

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

· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1796)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1938)
· Lingnan Science Journal (1935)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Avak, for example chemical composition, side effects, health benefits, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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

Avāk (अवाक्).—ind.

1) Downwards; ऊर्ध्वतिर्यगवाक्सर्गो रुद्रसर्गस्तथैव च (ūrdhvatiryagavāksargo rudrasargastathaiva ca) Bhāgavata 12.12.11.

2) Southern, southward.

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

1) Avāk (अवाक्):—a See 1. a-vā and āvāñc.

2) [from avāñc] b ind. (avāk) See sub voce

3) [v.s. ...] c ind. downwards, headlong, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra; Manu-smṛti viii, 75.]

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Avak 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Avāk (अवाक्):—(a) speechless; stunned.

2) Avak in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) arrivals, incoming (goods, things, etc)..—avak (आवक) is alternatively transliterated as Āvaka.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āvak (ಆವಕ್):—[noun] a register in which details of all incoming mail are registered.

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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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