Pacaka, Pācaka: 11 definitions
Pacaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Pachaka.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda
Pācaka (पाचक).—One of the five upadoṣas (sub-functions) of pitta (one of the three biological humors).—
Location of pācaka: Lower part of the stomach and central part of the small intestine.
Functions of pācaka: Digestion, separation of nutrients and wastes after digestion, nourishing other pittas from its own location and regulates the heat of digestion, generates hunger and thirst.
Ailments of pācaka due to vitiation: Indigestion and irregular digestion.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
pācaka : (adj.) cooking; maturing; digesting; one who cooks.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pācaka, (adj. -n.) (fr. pac, cp. pāceti) one who cooks, a cook; f. °ikā J. I, 318. (Page 449)
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
pācaka (पाचक).—a S That cooks, ripens, matures. 2 Digestive, peptic. 3 Suppurative.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pācaka (पाचक).—a That cooks. Digestive. Sup- purative.
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
Pacaka (पचक).—A cook.
Derivable forms: pacakaḥ (पचकः).
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Pācaka (पाचक).—a. [pac-ṇvul]
1) Cooking, baking.
2) Maturing, bringing to maturity.
3) Digestive, tonic.
-kaḥ 1 A cook.
-kam Gall, bile.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A cook. E. pac to cook, vun aff.
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(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. What produces maturity. 2. What cooks or dresses. 3. Digestive, tonic, what effects digestion. n.
(-kaṃ) The bile which assists in digestion. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. Fire. 2. A cook. E. pac to ripen or concoct, ṇvul aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pācaka (पाचक).—i. e. pac + aka, I. adj., f. cikā. 1. Cooking, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1787. 2. Effecting digestion. Ii. m., f. cikā, A cook.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pācaka (पाचक).—[feminine] cikā cooking, ripening (tr.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pacaka (पचक):—[from pac] m. a cook, cooking, baking, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Pācaka (पाचक):—[from pāka] a mf(ikā)n. cooking, roasting, baking, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] causing digestion, digestive, [Suśruta]
4) [v.s. ...] bringing to maturity, [Tattvasamāsa]
5) [v.s. ...] m. a cook, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha], (f(ikā). a female cook; See below)
6) [v.s. ...] m. fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) b cana etc. See [column]1.
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 50 - Departure of the Soul to the Next World < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 5 - The Foetus and the Subtle Body < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 8 - Vāyu, Pitta and Kapha < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)