Shakashakata, Śākaśākaṭa, Shaka-shakata: 5 definitions


Shakashakata 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 Śākaśākaṭa can be transliterated into English as Sakasakata or Shakashakata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Śākaśākaṭa (शाकशाकट) or Śākaśākina refers to an agricultural region that is rich in vegetables (śāka) according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants [viz., Śāka-śākaṭa] and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śākaśākaṭa (शाकशाकट).—a field of vegetables, a kitchen-garden.

Derivable forms: śākaśākaṭam (शाकशाकटम्).

Śākaśākaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāka and śākaṭa (शाकट). See also (synonyms): śākaśākina.

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

Śākaśākaṭa (शाकशाकट).—n.

(-ṭaṃ) A field of vegetables, a kitchen garden. E. śāka a potherb, and śākaṭac aff. in this sense.

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

Śākaśākaṭa (शाकशाकट).—and śā- kaśākina śākaśākina (cf. śāka), n. A field of vegetables, a kitchen garden.

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

Śākaśākaṭa (शाकशाकट):—[=śāka-śākaṭa] [from śāka] n. a bed or field of veg°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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