Uka, Ūkā, Ukā: 9 definitions


Uka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Uka (उक).—The kṛt. affix उकञ् (ukañ) applied to the roots लब्, पत्, पद् (lab, pat, pad) and others,e.g. लाषुकः, कामुकः (lāṣukaḥ, kāmukaḥ) etc. with udātta accent on the first syllable; cf.P.III.2.154;

2) Uka.—Tad.affix उक (uka) (उकञ् (ukañ)) added to the word कर्मन् (karman) e.g. कार्मुकं धनुः (kārmukaṃ dhanuḥ); cf. Kāś, on P.V.I.103.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Uka in India is the name of a plant defined with Careya arborea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Careya arborea Roxb. & Roxb. (among others).

2) Uka is also identified with Dillenia indica It has the synonym Dillenia speciosa Thunberg (etc.).

3) Uka is also identified with Salvadora persica It has the synonym Salvadora paniculata Zucc. ex Steud. (etc.).

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

· Blumea (1952)
· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Pl. Corom. (1811)
· Cytologia (1988)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)

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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ūkā, (f.) (Sk. yūkā, prob. dialectical) a louse J. I, 453; II, 324; III, 393; V, 298; Miln. 11; Vism. 445; DhsA. 307, 319; DhA. III, 342; VvA. 86.

is also used as linear measure (cp. Sk. yūkālikṣaṃ) VbhA. 343 (where 7 likkhā are said to equal 1 ūkā). (Page 158)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ukā (उका).—Residue.

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

Uka (उक):—ind. [gana] cādi, [Pāṇini 1-4, 57.]

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

Ukā (उका):—(kā) 1. f. Dregs.

[Sanskrit to German]

Uka 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

Ūka (ಊಕ):—

1) [noun] exertion or striving, mental or physical; effort.

2) [noun] weariness caused by physical or mental effort.

3) [noun] a difficult condition; trouble; distress.

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Ūka (ಊಕ):—

1) [noun] the act of thinking seriously and deeply; pondering; meditation.

2) [noun] mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usu. for something impending or anticipated; worry.

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Ūka (ಊಕ):—[noun] a small, flat, wingless insect with sucking mouthparts, parasitic in the hair of humans; the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis order; Anoplura).

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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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