Gataka: 9 definitions


Gataka 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Gataka, a messenger J.I, 86. (Page 242)

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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

gataka (गतक).—n Sham, feint, pretence (as of great poverty in wealth, of madness, heavy injury, acute pain &c. when but slightly injured or hurt). v ghē, kara. 2 A short and pithy piece of composition; a lively, humorous piece (as of panegyric by bards or mendicants); a sententious maxim or adage. 3 C An amusing anecdote; a laughable tale or story. Ex. tyānēṃ ēka ga0 ghātalēṃ tara ēvaḍhē jaṇācyā haṃsatānā murakuṇḍyā pāḍīla. 4 A rigmarole story or statement; a diffuse, irrelevant, wearisome narration. v lāva, lāga.

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gatakā (गतका).—m (Or gadakā) Overheated and sweaty state; muck of sweat; swelter. Ex. aṅgācā ga0 jhālā. 2 Heat and closeness of weather; sultriness; mugginess (as unhācā ga0). 3 Walloping or noisy boiling. v . 4 The working (of a tense and angry tumor): the glow and excitation (of the itch); the stirring, swelling, heaving, impulsive or violent emotion (of affection, desire, crying, laughing). v .

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

gataka (गतक).—n Pretence. A laughable tale.

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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

Gataka (गतक).—Going, motion.

Derivable forms: gatakam (गतकम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gataka (गतक).—adj. (gata plus specifying -ka), the one who has gone: Mahāvastu ii.216.18 udakahārī gatako.

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

Gataka (गतक):—[from gam] mfn. ifc. relating to (?), [Mahābhārata viii, 4669.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Gataka 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

Gaṭaka (ಗಟಕ):—[noun] a man who organises, brings in to being or makes (something) happen; an organiser.

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Gataka (ಗತಕ):—

1) [noun] that which is not natural; artificial; unnatural.

2) [noun] an act of cheating; deception; fraud.

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Gataka (ಗತಕ):—

1) [noun] the act of going, moving.

2) [noun] a frequent to and fro movement; oscillation.

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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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