Shakacukrika, aka: Śākacukrikā, Shaka-cukrika; 3 Definition(s)


Shakacukrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śākacukrikā can be transliterated into English as Sakacukrika or Shakacukrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shakachukrika.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Shakacukrika in Ayurveda glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śākacukrikā (शाकचुक्रिका) is another name (synonym) for Ciñcā, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Tamarindus indica (tamarind). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 12.162-164), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Shakacukrika in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śākacukrikā (शाकचुक्रिका).—the tamarind.

Śākacukrikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāka and cukrikā (चुक्रिका).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śākacukrikā (शाकचुक्रिका).—f.

(-kā) The tamarind.

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