Pacaka, Pācaka: 17 definitions

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Pacaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

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.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Kitchen).

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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).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Pacaka (पचक) refers to one of the eight classes Vyantaras living in the first 100 yojanas of the Ratnaprabhā-earth in the “lower world” (adhaloka), according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “[...] In the first 100 yojanas of Ratnaprabhā, with the exception of 10 above and 10 below, i.e., in 80 yojanas, there are 8 classes of Vyantaras: [viz., the Pacakas, ...] The two Indras in these classes are respectively: [viz., Pacaka and Pacakādhipa;...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: 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)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: 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.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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.

2) Fire.

-kam Gall, bile.

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

Pacaka (पचक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A cook. E. pac to cook, vun aff.

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Pācaka (पाचक).—mfn.

(-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.

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

1) Pacaka (पचक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A cook.

2) Pācaka (पाचक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Gastric juice. m. Fire; a cook. a. Digestive.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pacaka 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pācaka (पाचक) [Also spelled pachak]:—(a) digestive; (nm) a digestive powder or medicine etc; ~[] (nf) digestive power/quality, digestiveness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pācaka (ಪಾಚಕ):—[adjective] causing or aiding digestion.

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Pācaka (ಪಾಚಕ):—[noun] the act of preparing food by cooking.

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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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