Khataka, Khaṭaka, Khātaka: 17 definitions


Khataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Khatak.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Khāṭaka (खाटक) refers to one of the eight Servants (ceṭa-aṣṭaka) associated with Jālandhara (which is in the southern quarter), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight servants (ceṭāṣṭaka): Ali, Cīvara, Raktākṣa, Kṛṣṇa, Pakṣa, Khāṭaka, Somāda, Dhūmaka.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Khaṭaka (खटक) refers to a “half closed hand”, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The hasta-mudrās (lit. “hand-gestures”) are very essential to denote some particular action or state in dancing and these mudrās are formed with the help of hands and fingers.— The word khaṭakāvardhamāna is an amalgamation of two words viz., khaṭaka and vardhamāna. The word khaṭaka denotes a half closed hand and vardhamāna means increasing. In khaṭakāvardhamāna posture both of the hands are in khaṭaka position and one hand is placed upon another. This hand posture is used in love making and bowing. According to the Abhinayadarpaṇa, this posture is used to denote coronation, worshipping, marriage etc.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Khātaka.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. IV, p. 253, text line 33, note 4), probably, a canal; same as Bengali khāt. Note: khātaka 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Khataka in India is the name of a plant defined with Strychnos potatorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Strychnos heterodoxa Gilg (among others).

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

· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1899)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1984)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1893)
· E-Journal of Chemistry (2007)
· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Khataka, (fr. khata2) damage, injury VvA. 206, khatakaṃ dāsiyā deti “she did harm to the servant, she struck the s. ” Or is it khalikaṃ? (cp. khaleti); the passage is corrupt. (Page 232)

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khaṭakā (खटका).—m (khaṭa!) The sharp sound on striking a stick &c. 2 Sharp altercation, a brawl. 3 In music. A shake. 4 Any clasp, spring-catch, or contrivance to admit the stopple or cover or closing member with a khaṭa! or sharp sound: also the sudden impression or sharp shock made on the part where it closes and fixes. 5 fig. A catch or hitch in the mind; a scruple, demur, misgiving. v yē, manānta rāha.

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khāṭaka (खाटक).—m (khāṭakīṇa fem khaṭṭika S) A tribe of Hindus, or an individual of it. They are Mutton-butchers.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

khāṭaka (खाटक) [-kī-khāṭīka, -की-खाटीक].—m A butcher.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khaṭaka (खटक).—

1) A man whose business is to negotiate marriages; cf. घटक (ghaṭaka).

2) The half-closed hand.

3) The doubled fist of wrestlers or boxers.

Derivable forms: khaṭakaḥ (खटकः).

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Khātaka (खातक).—

1) A digger.

2) A debtor.

-kam A moat, ditch; विक्रीडतोऽमृताम्भोधौ किं क्षुद्रैः खातकोदकैः (vikrīḍato'mṛtāmbhodhau kiṃ kṣudraiḥ khātakodakaiḥ) Bhāgavata 6.12.22.

Derivable forms: khātakaḥ (खातकः).

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

Khaṭaka (खटक).—m. (Sanskrit Lex.) = prec.: Mahāvyutpatti 3984 (followed by capeṭa).

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Khaṭakā (खटका).—= prec.: Divyāvadāna 372.18 °kā mūrdhni pātitā; 19 °kāṃ nipātayati.

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

Khaṭaka (खटक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A go-between, a man whose business it is to negociate marriages: see ghaṭaka. 2. The doubled fist of wrestlers or boxers. E. khaṭ to seek, to wish, affix vun.

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Khātaka (खातक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A delver, a digger. 2. A debtor; more correctly khādaka. n.

(-kaṃ) A moat, a ditch. E. khāta a pond, affix kan.

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

Khātaka (खातक).—[khāta + ka] (vb. khan), n. A pit, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 12, 22.

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

1) Khaṭaka (खटक):—[from khaṭa] m. a go-between, negotiator of marriages (cf. ghaṭaka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the half-closed hand ([varia lectio] ṭika), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the doubled fist of wrestlers, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) Khaṭakā (खटका):—[from khaṭaka > khaṭa] f. a slap, [Divyāvadāna xxvi]

5) Khātaka (खातक):—[from khan] m. a digger, delver, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] a debtor (cf. khādaka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] n. a ditch, moat, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi, 12, 22; Kathāsaritsāgara; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 5, 869]

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

1) Khaṭaka (खटक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A man engaged in negociating marriages.

2) Khātaka (खातक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. A moat or ditch. m. A digger; a debtor.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Khaṭaka (खटक) [Also spelled khatak]:—(nf) an apprehension, misgiving; a lurking hitch (in the mind); pinch.

2) Khaṭakā (खटका) [Also spelled khatka]:—(nm) an apprehension, doubt; click; catch.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khātaka (ಖಾತಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who digs (the earth); an excavator.

2) [noun] a ditch; a moat.

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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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