Utkantaka, Utkaṇṭaka: 3 definitions

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Utkantaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Utkantaka in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Utkantaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Echinops echinatus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

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

· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)
· Bot. Journal of the Linnean Society (2000)
· Taxon (1977)
· Ethnobotany (2004)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Utkantaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Utkaṇṭaka (उत्कण्टक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] With hair erect; frightful.

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

Utkaṇṭaka (उत्कण्टक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ukkaṃḍaya.

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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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