Kantaraka, Kamtaraka, Kāntāraka: 10 definitions


Kantaraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kantaraka in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kāntāraka (कान्तारक).—A city in South India. There is a reference in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 31, Verse 16, about the conquest of this place by Sahadeva. Modern scholars are of the opinion that Kāntāraka is situated on the banks of the river Venā.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Kantaraka in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kantaraka in India is the name of a plant defined with Saccharum officinarum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Saccharum occidentale Sw. (among others).

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

· Pl. Corom. (1819)
· J. Fujian Acad. Agric. Sci. (1996)
· Flore de la Polynésie Française (1892)
· Öfversigt af Förhandlingar: Kongl. Svenska VetenskapsAkademien (1855)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum (1833)
· Adnotationes Botanicae (1829)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kantaraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāntāraka (कान्तारक).—A kind of sugar-cane.

Derivable forms: kāntārakaḥ (कान्तारकः).

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

Kāntāraka (कान्तारक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A sort of sugar-cane. E. kānta good, excellent (juice,) to go, to gain, aṇ and kan affixes: see the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāntāraka (कान्तारक).—[kāntāra + ka], m. pl. The name of a people, Mahābhārata 2, 1117.

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

1) Kāntāraka (कान्तारक):—[from kāntāra] m. a kind of sugar-cane, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata ii, 1117]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāntāraka (कान्तारक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A sort of sugar-cane.

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Kantaraka 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

[«previous next»] — Kantaraka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāṃtāraka (ಕಾಂತಾರಕ):—[noun] = ಕಾಂತಾರ - [kamtara -] 4.

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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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