Taku: 8 definitions


Taku means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Taku in India is the name of a plant defined with Artocarpus lakoocha in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Artocarpus ficifolius W.T. Wang (among others).

2) Taku is also identified with Ficus semicordata It has the synonym Covellia cunia Miq. (etc.).

3) Taku is also identified with Spiraea canescens.

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

· Annales Museum Botanicum Lugduno-Batavi (1867)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Prodromus Florae Nepalensis (1825)
· Mem. Wern. Soc. (1826)
· Nova Gen. Fici (1844)
· Flora Indica (1832)

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

Taku (तकु).—a. Ved. Approaching (gāmuka), rushing along; पुरुमेधश्चित् तकवे नरं दात् (purumedhaścit takave naraṃ dāt) Ṛgveda 9.97.52.

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

Taku (तकु).—[adjective] rushing, hastening.

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

1) Taku (तकु):—[from tak] a mfn. rushing along, ix, 97, 52.

2) b See √tak.

[Sanskrit to German]

Taku 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ṭāku (ಟಾಕು):—[noun] = ಟಾಕ [taka]2.

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Ṭāku (ಟಾಕು):—

1) [noun] an instrument for writing or drawing with ink; a pen or pen-like instrument.

2) [noun] an old unit of weight.

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Tāku (ತಾಕು):—

1) [verb] to set upon or work against forcefully; to attack.

2) [verb] to hit hard; to strike or dash against.

3) [verb] to restrain or check the force, passage, movement, progress etc.

4) [verb] to come into physical contact; to touch.

5) [verb] to run into or through (as a pointed weapon).

6) [verb] to accept with tolerance; to bear; to endure.

7) [verb] to come to realise or know esp. through consideration of noted facts; to observe; to notice.

8) [verb] to support; to help.

9) [verb] to cause to be late; to delay.

10) [verb] to inflict pain; to trouble.

11) [verb] to be struck by another, a weapon, etc.; to suffer pain.

12) [verb] to move with a jerk or in jerks.

13) [verb] to become dense or crowded.

14) [verb] to take place; to happen; to occur.

15) [verb] to stay at a place (for a short period); to sojourn; to camp.

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Tāku (ತಾಕು):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of coming into physical contact; a touch; contact.

2) [noun] a support or help given or received.

3) [noun] a piece of agricultural land.

4) [noun] a target intended to be shot at; the aim.

5) [noun] a verbal quarrel or physical combat.

6) [noun] a sharp, abrupt movement; a jerk.

7) [noun] a blow, stroke.

8) [noun] that which has become one with or dissolved in (another).

9) [noun] an organised set of musical notes (either in ascending or descending order).

10) [noun] the state of being associated; companionship; association.

11) [noun] a failure to have or do what is required; a fault; a defect.

12) [noun] a thing, situation that impedes or obstructs one’s plan, progress, physical movement, etc.

13) [noun] the act or an instance of bowing, bending oneself (as in greeting).

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ṭāku (டாகு) noun < Persn. ḍāgh. Mark, spot, brand; புள்ளி. [pulli.] (W.)

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Taku (தகு) [takutal] 6 & 4 intransitive verb

1. [Telugu: K. tagu, M. taku.] To be fit, appropriate, suitable, proper, worthy, adequate, proportionat; ஏற்றதாதல். கற்றபி னிற்க வதற்குத் தக [errathathal. karrapi nirka vatharkuth thaga] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 391).

2. To be excellent; மேம்படுதல். பெண்ணிற் பெருந்தக்க யாவுள [membaduthal. pennir perunthakka yavula] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 54).

3. To begin, get ready; தொடங்குதல். புல்லாள் புலத்தக்கனள் [thodanguthal. pullal pulathakkanal] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 1316).

4. To be obtained; கிட்டுதல். துன்புறி னல்லது சுகந்தகாது [kittuthal. thunpuri nallathu suganthagathu] (திருவானைக்காவுலா நாட்டு. [thiruvanaikkavula nattu.] 115).

5. To be deserved; தகுதியாதல். இந்தப் பெருமை அவனுக்குத் தகாது. [thaguthiyathal. inthap perumai avanukkuth thagathu.] — transitive To resemble; ஒத்தல். புண்டரிகந்தகுபத யுகளம் [othal. pundariganthagupatha yugalam] (கோயிற் புராணம் பதஞ்சலி. [koyir puranam pathanchali.] 40).

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