Kantaki, Kaṇṭaki, Kamtaki: 6 definitions


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

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.

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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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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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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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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).

[Sanskrit to German]

Kantaki 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

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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