Sakantaka, Sakaṇṭaka, Shakantaka, Śakāntaka, Shaka-antaka, Sakamtaka: 13 definitions

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Sakantaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śakāntaka can be transliterated into English as Sakantaka or Shakantaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Sakantaka in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Sakantaka [ସକଣ୍ଟକ] in the Odia language is the name of a plant identified with Caesalpinia bonduc (L.)Roxb. from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family having the following synonyms: Caesalpinia crista, Caesalpinia bonducella, Guilandina bonduc. For the possible medicinal usage of sakantaka, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Sakantaka [सकण्टक] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sakantaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sakaṇṭaka : (adj.) thorny.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sakaṇṭaka, (adj.) (sa+kaṇṭaka) thorny, dangerous D. I, 135; Th. 2, 352; DA. I, 296. (Page 659)

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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

[«previous next»] — Sakantaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sakaṇṭaka (सकंटक).—a (S) Having thorns, thorny, armed--a tree or shrub.

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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

[«previous next»] — Sakantaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—a.

1) Thorny, prickly.

2) Troublesome, dangerous.

-kaḥ The aquatic plant शैवल (śaivala) q. v.

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Śakāntaka (शकान्तक).—epithets of king Vikramāditya who is said to have exterminated the Śakas.

Derivable forms: śakāntakaḥ (शकान्तकः).

Śakāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaka and antaka (अन्तक). See also (synonyms): śakāri.

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

Śakāntaka (शकान्तक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. The prince Vikpamaditya. 2. The name of Sali- Vahana. E. śaka an era or a Scythian, antaka destroyer.

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Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Thorny, prickly. 2. Troublesome, perilous. m.

(-kaḥ) An aquatic plant, (Vallisneria.) E. sa for sam like or with, kaṇṭaka a thorn.

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

Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—adj. thorny.

Sakaṇṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and kaṇṭaka (कण्टक).

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

Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक).—[adjective] thorny or having bristled hair.

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

1) Śakāntaka (शकान्तक):—[from śaka] m. ‘destroyer of the Ś°s’, Name of king Vikramāditya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक):—[=sa-kaṇṭaka] [from sa > sa-kaṅkaṭa] mf(ā)n. having thorns, thorny, prickly, [Cāṇakya]

3) [v.s. ...] troublesome, perilous, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] having the hairs of the body erected, thrilled with joy or desire, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] having pointed splinters, [Mahābhārata] ([varia lectio])

6) [v.s. ...] accompanied with bones (said of fish), [Patañjali]

7) [v.s. ...] m. Guilandina Bonduc, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Blyxa Octandra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Śakāntaka (शकान्तक):—[śakā-ntaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Vikramāditya; Sālivāhana.

2) Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक):—[sa-kaṇṭaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. An aquatic plant, Valisneria. a. Thorny.

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Sakantaka 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

[«previous next»] — Sakantaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sakaṃṭaka (ಸಕಂಟಕ):—[adjective] having thorns; full of thorns; thorny.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sakantaka in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sakaṇṭaka (सकण्टक):—adj. 1. thorny; prickly; 2. troublesome; dangerous;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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