Madaki, Mādakī: 7 definitions

Introduction:

Madaki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Mādakī (मादकी) refers to a kind of weapon (the club of Rāma). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Maḍaki Honnalli is an archaeologically important site situated in Kalghatgi-taluk (Dharwar district, Bombay), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Maḍaki there is a slab lying in the compound of the Kalameśvara temple which registers a gift of land, house, oil-mill, etc., for the deity Grāmeśvara, made into the hands of Rudra śakti-paṇḍita by Ādityayya, a subordinate of the king who was governing Koṅkaṇa-900 and Halasigi-12000 from his capital Chandrāpura.

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Madaki in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Phaseolus palmatus, Phaseolus aconitifolius, Dolichos dissectus. For the possible medicinal usage of madaki, 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.

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

Madaki in India is the name of a plant defined with Vigna aconitifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus palmatus Forssk. (among others).

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

· Cytologia (1989)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Kew Bulletin (1969)
· Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (1969)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1985)
· Observationum Botanicarum (1768)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Madaki, for example side effects, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maḍakī (मडकी).—f (maṇika) A water-jar or pitcher of a bulging belly. It differs little from ghāgara, although it may be somewhat larger.

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

maḍakī (मडकी).—f A water-jar of a bulging belly.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maḍaki (ಮಡಕಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Phaseolus aconitifolius ( = Dolichos dissectus) of Papilionaceae family.

2) [noun] its bean; dew gram.

3) [noun] the tree Premna tomentosa of Verbenaceae family.

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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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