Haraka, aka: Hāraka; 8 Definition(s)


Haraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Hāraka (हारक) is another name for Śākhoṭa, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Streblus asper (Siamese rough bush), from the Moraceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.123), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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hāraka : (adj.) carrying; removing.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Hāraka, (adj.) (fr. hāra) carrying, taking, getting; removing (f. hārikā) M.I, 385; J.I, 134, 479; Pv.II, 91 (dhana°); SnA 259 (maṃsa°).—mala° an instrument for removing ear-wax Ap 303; cp. haraṇī. sattha° a dagger carrier, assassin Vin.III, 73; S.IV, 62. See also vallī. (Page 731)

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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

haraka (हरक).—a S That takes away or seizes. 2 Used as s m A thief, rogue, robber, plunderer.

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hāraka (हारक).—a (S) That takes away or from; that seizes, ravishes, robs; that bears off or removes generally; as pittahāraka, kaphahāraka, vātahāraka, śōka- hāraka, kalyāṇahāraka. See others under hārī. 2 In arithmetic. Divisor.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haraka (हरक).—a That takes away. m A thief.

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hāraka (हारक).—a That takes away or from, that ravishes, robs.

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haraka (हरक).—

1) A stealer, thief.

2) A rogue.

3) A divisor.

4) Name of Śiva.

5) A long flexible sword.

Derivable forms: harakaḥ (हरकः).

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Hāraka (हारक).—[hṛ-ṇvul]

1) A thief, plunderer; लवणहारकः (lavaṇahārakaḥ) Y.3.215.

2) A cheat, rogue.

3) A string of pearls.

4) A divisor (in math.)

5) A kind of prose composition.

5) A gambler.

7) A kind of science.

Derivable forms: hārakaḥ (हारकः).

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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