Naktaka: 9 definitions

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Naktaka 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: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Naktaka (नक्तक) (lit. “one who works at night”) is a synonym (another name) for the [Female] Owl (Ulūka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naktaka (नक्तक).—Dirty or ragged cloth (karpaṭaḥ).

Derivable forms: naktakaḥ (नक्तकः).

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

Naktaka (नक्तक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Dirty or ragged cloth. 2. A rag, a wiper, a handkerchief, &c. E. naj to be ashamed or modest, affix tan and kan added; also laktaka.

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

Naktaka (नक्तक).—[masculine] rag, wiper.

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

Naktaka (नक्तक):—m. dirty or ragged cloth, rag, wiper etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (v.r. for laktaka).

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

Naktaka (नक्तक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Dirty, ragged cloth; a rag, wiper, handkerchief.

[Sanskrit to German]

Naktaka 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

Naktaka (ನಕ್ತಕ):—[noun] old, torn clothes; rags.

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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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