Sikta: 12 definitions


Sikta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sikt.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sikta (सिक्त) refers to the “watering (of the roads)” (before cleaning them), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “Then the lord of mountains, O excellent sage, attended to the decoration of the entire city befitting the great festivities ahead. The roads were watered (sikta-mārga) and swept clean. At every door, stumps of plantain trees and other auspicious symbols were fixed. The courtyard was embellished with plantain trees tied with silken cords. There were festoons of mango leaves. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Sikta (सिक्त) refers to “dipping (ingredients)” (in salt water), used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.46cd-47): “Mustā, dipped in honey or ghee, also extirpates rat poison. Unhusked, powdered sesame dipped (sikta) in salt-water [siktaṃ lavaṇatoyena] must be eaten with ginger and jaggery”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sikta (सिक्त).—p S Sprinkled.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sikta (सिक्त).—p Sprinkled.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sikta (सिक्त).—p. p.

1) Sprinkled, watered.

2) Wetted, moistened, soaked.

3) Impregnated; see सिच् (sic).

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

Sikta (सिक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Sprinkled. 2. Wetted. 3. Impregnated. E. ṣic to sprinkle, kta aff.

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

1) Sikta (सिक्त):—a sikti, siktha See below.

2) [from sic] b mfn. poured out, sprinkled, wetted, impregnated, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) Siktā (सिक्ता):—[from sikta > sic] f. = sikatā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Sikta (सिक्त):—[(ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a.] Sprinkled, wetted.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sikta (सिक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uṃjia, Chaṃṭia, Siṃcia, Sitta.

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Sikta 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sikta (सिक्त) [Also spelled sikt]:—(a) drenched, soaked, wet; irrigated; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sikta (ಸಿಕ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] sprinkled on or with.

2) [adjective] soaked, damped.

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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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