Reka: 9 definitions


Reka 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)

Reka in India is the name of a plant defined with Buchanania lanzan in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Buchanania latifolia Roxb..

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

· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1978)
· Taxon (1979)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Journal of Tree Sciences (1984)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Reka, for example chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, health benefits, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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

Reka (रेक).—

1) Suspicion, doubt.

2) A low man, an outcast; कृता भिक्षा रेकैः (kṛtā bhikṣā rekaiḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.11.

3) Emptying, loosening, purging.

4) A frog.

5) A kind of fish.

Derivable forms: rekaḥ (रेकः).

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

Reka (रेक).—mf.

(-kaḥ-kā) 1. Doubt, uncertainty. 2. Fear, apprehension. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Looseness, purging. 2. An outcaste, a low man. 3. A frog. E. rek to suspect, to fear, aff. ac, or ric to purge, aff. ghañ .

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

Reka (रेक).—I. m., and f. . 1. Doubt. 2. Fear. Ii. m. 1. Loosening, purging (i. e. ric + a). 2. An outcaste. 3. A frog.

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

1) Reka (रेक):—[from ric] a etc. See p. 887, col. 1.

2) [from rek] 1. reka m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) suspicion, doubt, fear

3) [v.s. ...] a man of low caste

4) [v.s. ...] a frog (cf. bheka)

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of fish.

6) 2. reka m. (√ric) emptying, loosening, purging, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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

Reka (रेक):—[(kaḥ-kā)] 1. m. f. Doubt; fear. m. Purging; an outcast; a frog.

[Sanskrit to German]

Reka 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

Rēka (ರೇಕ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of suspecting guilt, a wrong, harmfulness, etc. with little or no supporting evidence; a doubt; suspicion.

2) [noun] a man of low caste.

3) [noun] a frog.

4) [noun] a species of fish.

5) [noun] excessive frequency and looseness of bowel movements; diarrhoea.

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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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