Okas: 10 definitions


Okas 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)

Okas in Senegal is the name of a plant defined with Andropogon gayanus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cymbachne guineensis (Schumach.) Roberty (among others).

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

· Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Naturvidensk. Math. Afh. (1828)
· Fl. W. Tropical Africa ed. 2 (1972)
· Beskrivelse af Guineeiske planter (1827)
· Révision des Graminées (1829)
· Flore Agrostologique du Congo Belge (1929)
· Biotropica (2005)

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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

Okas (ओकस्).—n.

1) A house, residence; as in दिवौकस् (divaukas) or स्वर्गौकस् (svargaukas) a god.

2) An asylum, refuge.

3) A resting place.

4) Pleasure, gratification. [cf. Gr. oikos].

5) Beauty or form. ग्रन्थीन्हृदय्यान्विवृणु स्वमोकः (granthīnhṛdayyānvivṛṇu svamokaḥ) Bhāgavata 8.24.53.

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

Okas (ओकस्).—n.

(-kaḥ) 1. An asylum, a place of refuge. 2. A house. E. uc to collect, asun Unadi affix, ca becomes ka.

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

Okas (ओकस्).—i. e. uc + as, n. A dwelling-place, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 3, 15; a house, Mahābhārata 2, 805.

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

Okas (ओकस्).—[neuter] wont, comfort, pleasure; wonted or resting place, refuge, home.

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

Okas (ओकस्):—[from oka] n. house, dwelling, place of abiding, abode, home, refuge, asylum, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa etc.] (cf. divaukas, vanaukas, etc.)

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

Okas (ओकस्):—(kaḥ) 5. n. An asylum; a house.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Okas (ओकस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Oya.

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Okas 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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