Tarku: 13 definitions

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Tarku means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Tarku (तर्कु) refers to a “lathe”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 21.18. [...] The usual meaning of the word is “a spindle”. See Monier-Williams.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Tarku (तर्कु, ‘spindle’) is known only in Vedic literature from the mention of it in Yāska’s Nirukta (ii. 1) as an example of the transposition of letters, the word being derived, according to him, from the root kart, ‘to spin’.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tarku (तर्कु).—-m., f. A spindle, an iron pin upon which cotton is first drawn out; तर्कुः कर्तनसाधनम् (tarkuḥ kartanasādhanam).

Derivable forms: tarkuḥ (तर्कुः).

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

Tarku (तर्कु).—f.

(-rkuḥ) A spindle, an iron pin upon which the cotton is first drawn out; it also serves as the distaff, the cotton being next transferred from it to the wheel. E. kṛt to cut, Unadi affix u, and the radical letters transposed.

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

Tarku (तर्कु).—[tark + u], m.(?), A spindle.

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

Tarku (तर्कु).—[substantive] spindle.

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

Tarku (तर्कु):—[from tark] mn. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]; √3. kṛt, [Nirukta, by Yāska ii, 1, but] cf. niṣ-ṭarkya, ἄτρακτος & torqueo etc. sub vocetark) a spindle, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra i, 15/16.]

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

Tarku (तर्कु):—(rkuḥ) 2. f. A spindle, a distaff.

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

Tarku (तर्कु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Takku.

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Tarku 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

Tarku (तर्कु):—(nm) see [takuā].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tarku (ತರ್ಕು):—

1) [noun] reputation arising from success, achievement, rank or other favourable attributes; prestige.

2) [noun] that which is apt, suitable or fit.

3) [noun] an apt or traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; an adage.

4) [noun] power, capacity or courage to do or act physically or mentally; ability.

5) [noun] the style exhibiting one’s beauty, status, wealth, etc. usu. in a presumptuous manner.

6) [noun] fond attachment, devotion or love; affection.

7) [noun] enthusiasm caused by the possibility of achieving one’s desire.

8) [noun] a support, help etc. extended to a person in trouble or distress.

9) [noun] fitness, propriety or congruity as a desirable value in a literary work.

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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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