Oka: 16 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Ok.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Oka (ओक) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
oka : (nt.) 1. water; 2. abode; habitation.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Oka, (nt.) (Vedic okas (nt.), fr. uc to like, thus orig. “comfort”, hence place of comfort, sheltered place, habitation. The indigenous interpretation connects oka partly with okāsa = fig. room (for rising), chance, occasion (thus Nd1 487 on Sn. 966: see anoka; SnA 573 ibid.; SnA 547: see anoka; SnA 573 ibid.; SnA 547: see below), partly with udaka (as contraction): see below on Dh. 34. Geiger (P. Gr. § 20) considers oka to be a direct contraction of udaka (via *udaka, *utka, *ukka, *okka). The customary synomym for oka (both lit. & fig.) is ālaya) resting place, shelter, resort; house, dwelling; fig. (this meaning according to later commentators prevailing in anoka, liking, fondness, attachment to (worldly things) S. III, 9 = Sn. 844 (okam pahāya; oka here is expld. at SnA 547 by rūpa-vatth’ādi-viññaṇass’okāso); S. V, 24 = A. V, 232 = Dh. 87 (okā anokam āgamma); Dh. 34 (oka-m-okata ubbhato, i.e. oka-m-okato from this & that abode, from all places, thus taken as okato, whereas Bdhgh. takes it as okasya okato and interprets the first oka as contracted form of udaka, water, which happens to fit in with the sense required at this passage, but is not warranted other‹-› wise except by Bdhgh’s quotation “okapuṇṇehi cīvarehī ti ettha udakaṃ”. This quot. is taken from Vin. I, 253, which must be regarded as a corrupt passage cp. remarks of Bdhgh. on p. 387: oghapuṇṇehī ti pi pāṭho. The rest of his interpretation at DhA. I, 289 runs: “okaṃ okaṃ pahāya aniketa-sārī ti ettha ālayo, idha (i.e. at Dh. 34) ubhayam pi labbhati okamokato udaka-saṅkhātā ālayā ti attho”, i.e. from the water’s abode. Bdhgh’’s expln. is of course problematic); Dh. 91 (okam okaṃ jahanti “they leave whatever shelter they have”, expld. by ālaya DhA. II, 170).
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ōka (ओक).—f Vomit, the matter thrown up. 2 A cretaceous substance found in the vicinity of Kartik Swami in the Carnatic. Held to be from the milk of Parvati vomited up by Kartik Swami when pursued by her.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ōka (ओक).—f Vomit, the matter thrown up.
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ōkā (ओका).—a Bare, naked, void, wanting the usual ornaments or accomplishments.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A house.
2) A refuge, shelter.
3) A bird.
4) A Śūdra.
Derivable forms: okaḥ (ओकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Oka (ओक).—name of a rich merchant, father of Yaśoda: Mahāvastu iii.404.13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. A house. 2. An asylum, a refuge: see okas. 3. A bird E. uc to assemble, ka aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Oka (ओक).—i. e. uc + a, m. A house; in an-oka-śāyin, adj. Not sleeping in a house, Mahābhārata 1, 3631.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Oka (ओक).—[substantive] home, house.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Oka (ओक):—m. (√uc [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 215]), a house, refuge, asylum (cf. an-oka-śāyin)
2) a bird, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) = vṛṣala, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]
4) conjunction of heavenly bodies, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Oka (ओक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A house; a refuge.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Oka (ओक) [Also spelled ok]:—(nm) the hollow of a palm/the two palms formed into a cup (as for drinking water).
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a building where a person, group of persons or a family normally lives in.
2) [noun] a shelter; a resort.
3) [noun] joy; pleasure; gratification.
4) [noun] beauty; charm; grace.
5) [noun] a bird, in gen.
6) [noun] a man belonging to the fourth caste in the Indian social system.
7) [noun] the place where a hermit lives; a hermitage.
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Ōka (ಓಕ):—[noun] a dividing line between two countries, states, etc; border; boundary; frontier.
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Ōka (ಓಕ):—[noun] any tree or shrub belonging to the beech family and genus Quercus, bearing the acorn as fruit; the oak.
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 (+36): Oka esin, Oka inari, Okababa, Okaboka, Okacara, Okacchiya, Okaddhaga, Okaddhati, Okahsarin, Okai, Okaja, Okaka, Okalu, Okambana, Okampeti, Okampetva, Okana, Okanem, Okani, Okanjaha.
Ends with (+662): Abhishoka, Adarshaloka, Adhiloka, Adhoka, Adholoka, Adirasashloka, Adityaloka, Agniloka, Agnistoka, Aharloka, Ahimsaloka, Ahinirmmoka, Ahinirmoka, Aholoka, Ajatashoka, Ajjoka, Akshayaloka, Aloka, Alooka, Amalaloka.
Full-text (+79): Okas, Oya, Anokaha, Okonidhana, Okya, Okahsarin, Varyokas, Tridivaukas, Agaukas, Okaja, Anokashayin, Patalaukas, Ambarkas, Nyokas, Sumanokasa, Trinaukas, Vilaukas, Manaskas, Jalaukas, Jalkas.
Search found 14 books and stories containing Oka, Ōka, Ōkā, Okā; (plurals include: Okas, Ōkas, Ōkās, Okās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.9.10 < [Sukta 9]
Rig Veda 10.112.4 < [Sukta 112]
Rig Veda 8.33.2 < [Sukta 33]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 87-89 - The Story of Five Hundred Visiting Monks < [Chapter 6 - Paṇḍita Vagga (The Wise)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Samarangana-sutradhara (Summary) (by D. N. Shukla)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Naishadha-charita of Shriharsha (by Krishna Kanta Handiqui)