Shakina, Śākina: 9 definitions

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Shakina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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 Śākina can be transliterated into English as Sakina or Shakina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śākina (शाकिन).—tad. affix (originally a word formed from शाकी (śākī) by affixing न (na) as given in M. Bh. on P.V.2.100), applied to the word इक्षु (ikṣu) in the sense of a field producing it; e. g. इक्षुशाकिनम् (ikṣuśākinam).; cf. भवने क्षेत्रे इक्ष्वादिभ्यः शाकटशाकिनौ (bhavane kṣetre ikṣvādibhyaḥ śākaṭaśākinau) Kas. on P. V. 2.29.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Sakina [सकीना] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Indigofera cassioides Rottler ex DC. from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Indigofera pulchella, Indigofera leptostachya. For the possible medicinal usage of sakina, 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.

Sakina [सकीना] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Indigofera heterantha Wall. ex Brandis from the Fabaceae (Pea) family.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Sakina in India is the name of a plant defined with Indigofera cassioides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Anila pulchella (Roxb.) Kuntze (among others).

2) Sakina is also identified with Indigofera heterantha It has the synonym Indigofera himalayensis Ali var. retusa S.N. Biswas (etc.).

3) Sakina is also identified with Indigofera linifolia It has the synonym Sphaeridiophorum linifolium (L.f.) Desv. (etc.).

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

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Indian J. Forest. (1984)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1979)
· A Numerical List of Dried Specimens (5480)
· Notulae Systematicae (Paris) (1915)
· Journal de Botanique, Appliquée à l’Agriculture, à la Pharmacie, à la Médecine et aux Arts (1813)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Sakina, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, health benefits, side effects, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śākina (शाकिन).—A field; as in शाकशाकिनम् (śākaśākinam).

Derivable forms: śākinam (शाकिनम्).

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

Śākina (शाकिन).—[adjective] powerful, mighty.

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

1) Śākina (शाकिन):—[from śāka] 1. śākina mfn. (for 2. See [column]3) mighty, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [from śāka] 2. śākina n. (ifc.; for 1 See [column]2) a field (cf. iksku-, ‘a field of sugar-cane’, mūla-, śāka-ś).

[Sanskrit to German]

Shakina 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sākina (साकिन) [Also spelled sakin]:—(nm) resident (of); —[hāla] presently residing (at).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śākina (ಶಾಕಿನ):—[noun] a piece of cleared land, set off or enclosed, for raising crops or pasturing livestock; a field; a farm or agricultural land.

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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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