Caka, Cakā, Cākā: 10 definitions


Caka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaka.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Caka in India is the name of a plant defined with Ophiorrhiza mungos in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ophiorrhiza ostindica Christm., nom. inval..

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

· New Botanist (1987)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Glimpses in Plant Research (1988)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caka (चक).—m (cakra S Discus of viṣṇu, an emblem of authority; or from śaka Founder of an era.) Awe, reverential fear, impressed admission of authority. Ex. māmalatadāra navā hōtā parantu ēkā aparādhyācēṃ śāsana hōtāñca sarvāṃvara tyācā caka basalā. 2 A regulation, law, rule, prescribed method (Ex. nitya navēṃ sāṅgūṃ nakā ēka caka bāndhūna dyā tyāpramāṇēṃ mī varttēna): also a regular course or an established practice (Ex. tyā maṇḍaḷīcā prātarsnāna karaṇyāviṣayīṃ bārā varṣēṃ ēkasārakhā caka cālalā āhē): also a customary perquisite, fee, right, due (Ex. mājhā dōna rupayē caka yēṇēṃ āhē). 3 Combination, concert, union, general agreement. Ex. dāhācā caka asalyāsa tyājavara kōṇhācēṃ hī cālata nāhīṃ. 4 The cover over an ākhēṃ or side of a beast-load of tobacco. 5 (Common amongst the officials of Government. Check.) A reprimand or an admonition. v yē, ṭhēva, ghāla. 6 An estate or a farm, a quantity of assigned land. Hence applied to any long, far-stretching, and uniform extent of land (under culture or cultivable).

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caka (चक).—n & ad Commonly cakka n & ad.

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cāka (चाक).—n (cakra) S A wheel.

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cāka (चाक).—a Neat, spruce, smart, tidy, trim.

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

caka (चक).—m Awe, reverential fear, impress- ed admission of authority. A regula- tion, law, rule, prescribed method. Combination, concert, union. A repri- mand or an admonition. v yēṃ, ṭhēva, ghāla.

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caka (चक) [-kana-kara-dinī-diśī, -कन-कर-दिनी-दिशी].—ad With a sudden thrill or pang.

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cāka (चाक).—n A wheel. a Neat, smart.

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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 dictionary

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

Caka (चक):—[from cak] m. (√kan?) Name of a Nāga priest, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xxv, 15, 3] ([varia lectio] cakka) (cf. kuṭī-.)

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Caka 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) Caka (चक) [Also spelled chak]:—(nm) a holding, plot of land; discus, a kind of a circular toy played with a string; ~[ḍorī] the string of the toy discus; the discus and string; ~[pherī] round, circumambulation.

2) Cāka (चाक) [Also spelled chak]:—(nm) chalk; the potter’s wheel; (a) torn; split; —[karanā] to tear apart.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cāka (ಚಾಕ):—[adjective] neat orderly or trim, clearly organised.

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Cāka (ಚಾಕ):—[noun] a man who is organised in his work and personal appearance.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Caka (चक):—n. chalk;

2) Cākā (चाका):—n. 1. a beehive; a honeycomb; 2. ring of the cap;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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