Galaka; 4 Definition(s)


Galaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism


Galaka, (nt.) throat J.III, 481; IV, 251. (Page 247)

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

galakā (गलका).—m Clamor or vociferation; a hubbub or uproar.

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gaḷakā (गळका).—a (gaḷaṇēṃ) Leaky.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

galakā (गलका).—m Clamour; a hubbub or uproar &c.

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gaḷakā (गळका).—a Leaky.

(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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Galaka (गलक).—[gal bā° vun]

1) The throat, the neck.

2) A kind of fish.

Derivable forms: galakaḥ (गलकः).

(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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