Takara, Ṭakara, Ṭakāra, Takāra: 10 definitions


Takara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ṭakāra (टकार).—The consonant ट्, कार (, kāra) being added for facility of utterance; cf. वर्णात्कारः (varṇātkāraḥ) P. III. 3.108 Vart. 3; cf. also V. Pr, I.17.

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Takāra (तकार).—The consonant त् (t), the vowel अ (a) and the word कार (kāra) being placed after it for facility in understanding; cf. T. Pr. I. 17, 21.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Takara [in the Malayalam language] is another name for “Tagara” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning takara] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Takara in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Senna obtusifolia (L.)H.S.Irwin & Barneby from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family having the following synonyms: Cassia obtusifolia, Cassia tora var. obtusifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of takara, 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.

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

1) Takara in India is the name of a plant defined with Actinodaphne angustifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Actinodaphne angustifolia Hook.f. & Thomson ex Meisn. (among others).

2) Takara is also identified with Senna obtusifolia It has the synonym Cassia humilis Collad. (etc.).

3) Takara is also identified with Senna sulfurea It has the synonym Cassia glauca Lam. (etc.).

4) Takara is also identified with Senna tora It has the synonym Cassia borneensis Miq. (etc.).

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

· Lloydia (1975)
· Flora Hongkongensis (1861)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1981)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775)
· Ethnobotany (1999)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Takara, for example health benefits, side effects, chemical composition, diet and recipes, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭakara (टकर).—& ṭakala Commonly ṭakkara & ṭakkala.

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

ṭakara (टकर).—

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

1) Ṭakāra (टकार):—[=ṭa-kāra] [from ṭa] m. the letter or sound .

2) Takāra (तकार):—[=ta-kāra] [from ta] m. the letter t

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Takara 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

1) Ṭakāra (टकार):—(nm) the letter [ṭa] (ta) and its sound; ~[kāṃta] (word) ending in [] (t).

2) Takāra (तकार):—(nm) the letter ta ([ta]) and its sound; ~[rāṃta] (word) ending in [t] (t).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ṭakāra (ಟಕಾರ):—[noun] the letter or the sound of 'ಟ'.

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Takāra (ತಕಾರ):—[noun] the letter or the sound of '[ta] '.

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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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