Kaikata, Kaikaṭa: 4 definitions


Kaikata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology, Tamil. 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Kaikaṭa (कैकट) is the name of a country classified as Kādi (a type of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Kaikaṭa] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kaikata in India is the name of a plant defined with Pandanus tectorius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pandanus futunaensis H. St. John (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Der Naturforscher (1774)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1878)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1984)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1911)
· Fragmenta Botanica (1801)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1990)

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaikaṭa (कैकट) [or ड, ḍa].—Derived and applied as kiṅkaṭa.

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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kaikaṭa (கைகட) [kaikaṭattal] [kai-kaṭa] intransitive verb < idem. +.

1. To pass beyond one’s control; வசப்படாமல் மீறுதல். நின்னைக்கைகடந்து நின்னுண்கண்களே எனக் குச் சொல்ல லுறுவதொரு காரியம் [vasappadamal miruthal. ninnaikkaigadanthu ninnunkankale enag kus solla luruvathoru kariyam] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 1271, உரை [urai]).

2. To escape; to pass out of one’s hands; to pass beyond one’s reach; கைக்கு எட்டாமற்போ தல். தோண் முயங்கிடாது . . . கைகடக்க விட்டிருந்து [kaikku ettamarpo thal. thon muyangidathu . . . kaigadakka vittirunthu] (கம்பராமாயணம் கார்மு. [kambaramayanam karmu.] 54).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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