Kantaki, Kaṇṭaki, Kamtaki: 7 definitions


Kantaki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kantaki [कण्टकी] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Solanum virginianum L. from the Solanaceae (Potato) family having the following synonyms: Solanum surattense, Solanum xanthocarpum. For the possible medicinal usage of kantaki, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

1) Kantaki in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd. var. catechuoides (Roxb.) Prain (among others).

2) Kantaki is also identified with Aegle marmelos It has the synonym Feronia pellucida Roth (etc.).

3) Kantaki is also identified with Alhagi maurorum It has the synonym Alhagi pseudalhagi (M. Bieb.) Fisch. (etc.).

4) Kantaki is also identified with Amaranthus spinosus It has the synonym Galliaria spinosa (L.) Nieuwl. (etc.).

5) Kantaki is also identified with Artocarpus integrifolius It has the synonym Artocarpus integrifolia L.f..

6) Kantaki is also identified with Carissa carandas It has the synonym Echites spinosus Burm.f. (etc.).

7) Kantaki is also identified with Erythrina variegata It has the synonym Corallodendron spathaceum (DC.) Kuntze (etc.).

8) Kantaki is also identified with Ziziphus jujuba It has the synonym Ziziphus sativa Gaertner (etc.).

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

· The Gardeners Dictionary (1768)
· London Journal of Botany (1842)
· Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica (1755)
· Ann. Agric. Environ. Med. (2002)
· Indian J. Med. Res. (1963)
· United Arab Rep. J. (1979)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kantaki, for example extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kantaki in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kaṇṭaki, (f.) in cpd. °vāṭa a thorny fence (cactus hedge?) Vin. II, 154. (Page 179)

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Kaṇṭakī (कण्टकी):—[from kaṇṭaka > kaṇṭa] f. a species of Solanum, [Suśruta]

2) Kaṇṭaki (कण्टकि):—[from kaṇṭa] (in [compound] for kaṇṭakin, [column]3).

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Kantaki in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṃṭaki (ಕಂಟಕಿ):—

1) [noun] =ಕಂಟಕಫಲ [kamtakaphala].

2) [noun] the state or fact of being full of thorns; a thorny condition.

3) [noun] a fish (in gen.) 4) a plant that has thorns.

4) [noun] a woman who is troublesome or vexatious.

5) [noun] a man who annoys, bothers or irritates.

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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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Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kantaki in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kaṇṭaki (கண்டகி) noun < kaṇṭakī. Cruel, harsh, hard-hearted woman; தீயவள். முதுகண் டகி யிவளா மசமுகி [thiyaval. muthugan dagi yivala masamugi] (கந்தபு. அசமுகிப். [kanthapu. asamugip.] 14).

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Kaṇṭaki (கண்டகி) noun probably from kaṇṭakin.

1. Fragrant Screw-Pine. See தாழை. வெம்மினது கண்ட வியன்கண்டகி யெனவும் [thazhai. vemminathu kanda viyankandagi yenavum] (கந்தபு. தேவர்புல. [kanthapu. thevarpula.] 20).

2. A variety of bamboo; ஒருவகை மூங்கில். (இலக்கியச் சொல்லகராதி) [oruvagai mungil. (ilakkiyas sollagarathi)]

3. Jujube-tree. See இலந்தை. (இலக்கியச் சொல்லகராதி) [ilanthai. (ilakkiyas sollagarathi)]

4. Vertebra; முதுகெலும்பு. [muthugelumbu.] (W.)

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Kaṇṭaki (கண்டகி) noun < Gaṇḍakī. The Gandak, a river rising in Nepal and flowing into the Ganges near Benares, noted for containing the sacred cāḷakkirāmam stone; நேபாளத் தில் தோன்றிக் காசிகண்டம்்கருகே கங்கையிற் கலப்பதும் சாளக்கிராமசிலை உண்டாவதற்கிடமாவதுமான ஒரு நதி. கண்டகித்தீர்த்திகைப்புனல் [nepalath thil thonrig kasikkaruge kangaiyir kalappathum salakkiramasilai undavatharkidamavathumana oru nathi. kandagithirthigaippunal] (கந்தபு. மகாசாத். [kanthapu. magasath.] 44).

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