Kirataka, Kirātaka: 6 definitions


Kirataka 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kirataka in India is the name of a plant defined with Swertia chirayita in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gentiana chirata Wall. (among others).

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

· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1991)
· Planta Medica (1991)
· The India Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) (1996)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2003)
· Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products (1996)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kirātaka (किरातक).—

1) The bitter gentianaceae (Mar. cirāīta).

2) A man of the Kirāta tribe.

Derivable forms: kirātakaḥ (किरातकः).

See also (synonyms): kirātika.

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

1) Kirātaka (किरातक):—[from kirāta] m. ifc. a man of the mountain-tribe of the Kirātas

2) [v.s. ...] Agathotes Chirayta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Kirataka 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

Kirātaka (ಕಿರಾತಕ):—[noun] = ಕಿರಾತ [kirata].

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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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