Matkuna, Matkuṇa: 14 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)
Matkuṇa (मत्कुण) refers to “bugs”, which is a topic dealt with in the matkuṇādi-nivāraṇa section of the Bhojanakutūhala (vibhāvarīvilāsa), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—The vibhāvarīvilāsa which deals with the activities during night (after dinner). This section includes [viz., matkuṇādi-nivāraṇa (eradication of bugs)].
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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matkuṇa (मत्कुण).—m S A bug, cimex.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
matkuṇa (मत्कुण).—m A bug, cimex.
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.
1) A bug; मत्कुणाविव पुरा परिप्लवौ (matkuṇāviva purā pariplavau) Śiśupālavadha 14.68.
2) An elephant without tusks.
3) A small elephant.
4) A beardless man.
5) A buffalo.
6) The cocoa-nut tree.
7) A flea.
-ṇam An armour for the legs or the thighs.
-ṇī Pudendum (of a young girl, ajātalomā).
Derivable forms: matkuṇaḥ (मत्कुणः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ) 1. A bug. 2. A flea. 3. An elephant without tusks. 4. A beardless man. 5. The cocoanut tree. 6. A buffalo. n.
(-ṇaṃ) Armour for the thighs or legs. f.
(-ṇā) The pudendum muliebre, without hair on the pubis. E. mad or mat pleasure, kvan to sound, aff. ac, the deriv. irr.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matkuṇa (मत्कुण).—1. A bug (cf. matka), [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 105. 2. A flea. 3. An elephant without tusks. 4. A beardless man. 5. A buffalo. 6. Armour for the thighs or legs. 6. A cocoa-nut.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matkuṇa (मत्कुण).—[masculine] bug.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Matkuṇa (मत्कुण):—[from matka] m. a bug, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa; Suśruta] (-tva n., [Śiśupāla-vadha])
2) [v.s. ...] a beardless man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] an elephant without tusks or of small stature, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] a buffalo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a cocoa-nut, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) Matkuṇā (मत्कुणा):—[from matkuṇa > matka] f. pudendum (of a young girl = ajāta-loma-bhaga), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
8) Matkuṇa (मत्कुण):—[from matka] n. armour for the thighs or legs, greaves, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Matkuṇa (मत्कुण):—(ṇaḥ) 1. m. A bug; a flea; an elephant without tusks; a beardless man; a cocoanut; greaves; a buffalo. f. (ṇā) Pudendum muliebre sine crinibus.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Matkuṇa (मत्कुण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Maṃkaṇa.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Matkuṇa (मत्कुण):—(nm) a bug.
1) [noun] a flat, wingless, bloodsucking hemipterous insect, Cimex lectularius, that infests houses and esp. beds and furniture; a bed-bug.
2) [noun] a beardless man.
3) [noun] a tusk-less elephant.
4) [noun] a male buffalo.
5) [noun] a cocoanut tree (Cocos nucifera of Arecaceae family).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Matkunagandha, Matkunari, Matkunatva.
Ends with: Rinamatkuna, Trinamatkuna.
Full-text: Matkunari, Rinamatkuna, Mankana, Utkuna, Matkunagandha, Mankshana, Okana, Matka, Trinamatkuna, Matkunatva, Kolakuna, Konakuna, Kunin, Matkunika, Trinamatkrina, Mankuna, Tittibha.
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Matangalila and Hastyayurveda (study) (by Chandrima Das)
Elephants as commodities of Trade < [Chapter 5]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Appendix 6.2: new and rare words < [Appendices]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)