Klitaka, Klītaka: 7 definitions


Klitaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Klitaka [ಕ್ಲೀತಕ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Glycyrrhiza glabra from the Fabaceae (Pea) family. For the possible medicinal usage of klitaka, 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.

Klitaka in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Klītaka (क्लीतक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Liquorice, (Glycirrbiza glabra) E. klīv to be weak, affix kta, va being dropped; klīta weakness, kal to remove, and la dropped by affixing ḍa.

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

1) Klītaka (क्लीतक):—[from klīta] mfn. (grains) prepared as dough or paste, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa ii, 1, 10]

2) [v.s. ...] n. dough or paste (ifc.), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra iii, 8, 8]

3) [v.s. ...] (prepared from sweet root), [Bhāvaprakāśa]

4) [v.s. ...] Glycyrrhiza glabra or echinata (sweet root), [Caraka i, 1]

5) Klītakā (क्लीतका):—[from klītaka > klīta] f. idem, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra xv, 3, 16]

6) Klītaka (क्लीतक):—[from klīta] m. or n. Name of a plant with a poisonous root, [Suśruta v, 2, 3.]

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

Klītaka (क्लीतक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Liquorice.

[Sanskrit to German]

Klitaka 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

Klītaka (ಕ್ಲೀತಕ):—[noun] the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra ( = G. glandulifera) of Papilionaceae family; Liquorice.

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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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