Haritaka, Harītaka, Hārītaka, Hāritaka: 11 definitions


Haritaka 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haritaka (हरितक).—Belonging to Tripravara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 33.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Harītaka.—cf. a-harītaka-śāka-puṣpa-grahaṇa (IE 8-5); myro- balan [which the villagers were obliged to supply to the king or landlord on occasions or to the touring officers]. Note: harītaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

harītaka : (nt.) yellow myrobalan.

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

Haritaka, (nt.) (harita+ka) a pot-herb D.II, 342. (Page 730)

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Harītaka, (cp. Epic Sk. harītaka) yellow myrobalan (Terminalia citrina or chebula) Vin.I, 201, 206; J.I, 80; IV, 363; Miln.11; DhsA.320 (T. harīṭaka); VvA.5 (ṭ); °-kī (f.) the myrobalan tree Vin.I, 30; M.III, 127. pūtiharīṭakī Vism.40; °paṇṇika all kinds of greens Vin.II, 267. (Page 730)

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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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

harītaka (हरीतक).—m A grain.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Haritaka (हरितक).—1 A pot-herb, green grass; अन्नन् पुरो हरितकं मुदमादधानः (annan puro haritakaṃ mudamādadhānaḥ) Śi.5.58.

Derivable forms: haritakam (हरितकम्).

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Hāritaka (हारितक).—A green vegetable.

Derivable forms: hāritakaḥ (हारितकः).

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

Hāritaka (हारितक).—m. pl. °kā(ḥ), n. of a class of gods or supernatural beings (yakṣas ?): Mahāsamāj., Waldschmidt, Kl. Sanskrit Texte 4, 187.5; so more likely than as n. sg. f., n. of a yakṣiṇī (altho such names occur in prec. lines); follows Sadāmattā(ḥ), q.v.; in corresp. Pali (DN ii.260.24) Hāragajā; Pali knows Hārita as n. of a mahā-brahmā (DPPN).

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

Haritaka (हरितक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A potherb. E. harita green, and kan added.

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Hāritaka (हारितक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A potherb. E. harita the same, ṭhan aff.

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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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