Stokaka: 9 definitions


Stokaka 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Stokaka (स्तोकक) refers to the “Cātaka bird”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 5.127.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

1) Stokaka (स्तोकक) (lit. “one who begs for a little water or one who has a little happiness”) is a synonym (another name) for the Sparrow (Cātaka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

2) Stokaka (स्तोकक) also refers to the Red-Winged crested Cukoo (Clamator coromandus).

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Stokaka (स्तोकक).—

1) The Chātaka bird; स्तोकको वारि (stokako vāri) (hṛtvā) Manusmṛti 12.67; स्तोककस्य खलु चञ्चुपुटेन म्लानिरुल्लसति तद्धनसङ्घे (stokakasya khalu cañcupuṭena mlānirullasati taddhanasaṅghe) N.5.127.

2) A kind of poison.

Derivable forms: stokakaḥ (स्तोककः).

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

Stokaka (स्तोकक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The Chataka, (Cuculus melanoleucos.) E. stoka drop of water, and kai to sound or cry, aff. ka .

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

Stokaka (स्तोकक).—[stoka + ka], m. The Cātaka, Cuculus melanoleucus, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 67.

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

Stokaka (स्तोकक).—[masculine] [Epithet] of the bird Cātaka (who lives on rain-drops).

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

1) Stokaka (स्तोकक):—[from stu] m. the Cātaka bird, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of poison (= vatsa-nābha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Stokaka (स्तोकक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. The Chātaka.

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Stokaka 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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