Matka: 9 definitions


Matka 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)

Matka in India is the name of a plant defined with Cordia obliqua in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cordia curassavica (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult. (among others).

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

· Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (1818)
· Florae Fluminensis (1829)
· Systema Vegetabilium ed. 15 (1819)
· Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève (1933)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1845)
· Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis (1760)

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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

Matka (मत्क).—a. My, mine; संशृणुष्व कपे मत्कैः संगच्छस्व वनैः शुभैः (saṃśṛṇuṣva kape matkaiḥ saṃgacchasva vanaiḥ śubhaiḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 8.16.

-tkaḥ A bug.

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

Matka (मत्क).—mfn.

(-tkaḥ-tkā-tkaṃ) Mine, belonging to me, &c. m.

(-tkaḥ) A bug: (see the next.) E. mat for mama mine, and kan poss. aff.

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

Matka (मत्क).—1. i. e. 2. mad + ka, adj. Mine. 2. m. A bug.

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

Matka (मत्क).—[adjective] my, mine.

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

1) Matka (मत्क):—1. matka m. (for 2. See p. 777, col. 2) a bug, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [from mad] 2. matka mfn. (for 1. See p. 776, col. 2) mine, my, [Bālarāmāyaṇa; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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

Matka (मत्क):—(tkaḥ) 1. m. A bug. a. Mine.

[Sanskrit to German]

Matka 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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