Galaka: 11 definitions


Galaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Galaka (गलक) refers to the “neck”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata 5.88-99.—Accordingly, “The goddess (Tripurabhairavī) is red like vermillion and the Bandhūka flower. [...] A rosary, brilliant like a hundred suns [i.e., śatasūrya-samaprabha], is in the right hand. She makes a fear dispelling gesture with the left and a boon-bestowing one with the right. The garland around her neck [i.e., galaka-saṃsthitā] hangs down to her feet. Its form divine and enveloped in blazing flames brilliant like the sun, it looks like red coral. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

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

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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gaḷakā (गळका).—a (gaḷaṇēṃ) Leaky.

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

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

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gaḷakā (गळका).—a Leaky.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Galaka (गलक).—[gal bā° vun]

1) The throat, the neck.

2) A kind of fish.

Derivable forms: galakaḥ (गलकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Galaka (गलक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A kind of fish. E. kan added to the preceding.

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

1) Galaka (गलक):—[from gal] 1. galaka m. a kind of fish (small kind of Cyprinus, perhaps Cyprinus Garra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [from gal] 2. galaka m. the throat, neck, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxv] ([varia lectio])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Galaka (गलक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A kind of fish.

[Sanskrit to German]

Galaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaḷaka (ಗಳಕ):—[noun] = ಗಳ [gala]2 - 1.

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Gāḷaka (ಗಾಳಕ):—[noun] a clever, ingenious man.

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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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