Utkata, Utkaṭa, Utkatā: 11 definitions


Utkata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Utkaṭa (उत्कट) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of “awned grain” (śūkadhānya), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. The literal translation of the word is “immense” or “gigantic”. The plant Utkaṭa is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Utkaṭa is similar to Śyāmāka in properties, which it is said to be astringent-sweet and light in character. It also aggravates vāta and alleviates kapha and pitta. It is cold, constipating and absorbent.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Utkaṭa (उत्कट) is a Sanskrit word referring to “immense”, “superior”, “exceeding the usual measure”, etc. It is used in Yoga.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

utkaṭa (उत्कट).—a S Much. 2 Many.

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

utkaṭa (उत्कट).—a Much; many.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utkatā (उत्कता).—

1) A state of longing or regret, anxiety.

2) Name of a plant having aromatic seeds (gajapippalī).

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Utkaṭa (उत्कट).—a. Large, spacious; ज्याजिह्वया वलयितोत्कटकोटिदंष्ट्रम् (jyājihvayā valayitotkaṭakoṭidaṃṣṭram) U.4.29.

2) Powerful, mighty, extraordinary, fierce; अत्युत्कटे च रौद्रे च शत्रौ यस्य न हीयते (atyutkaṭe ca raudre ca śatrau yasya na hīyate) Pt.1.13; Mv. 1.39,5.33.

3) Excessive, much; अत्युत्कटैः पापपुण्यैरिहैव फलमश्नुते (atyutkaṭaiḥ pāpapuṇyairihaiva phalamaśnute) H.1.85.

4) Prominently visible, conspicuous; °लाञ्छनस्य (lāñchanasya) U.35.

5) Abounding in, richly endowed with; पादपान् कुसुमोत्कटान् (pādapān kusumotkaṭān) Rām.

6) Drunk, mad, furious; मदोत्कटः (madotkaṭaḥ).

7) Superior, high.

8) Proud, haughty.

9) Uneven.

1) Difficult.

-ṭaḥ 1 A fluid (ichor) dropping from the temples of an etephant in rut.

2) An elephant in rut.

3) The plant Saccharum Sara (ikṣutṛṇa).

4) Pride, intoxication.

-ṭāḥ The plant Laurus Cassia (saihīlatā; Mar. uṭkaṭārī, siṃhapiṃpaḷī).

-ṭam The fragrant bark of Laurus Cassia (Mar. dālacinī).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Utkaṭa (उत्कट).—m., nt., or °ṭā, f., n. of a town (droṇamukha, °khya, q.v.): Mvy 5285 °ṭo nāma droṇamukham; Divy 620.12 °ṭaṃ nāma droṇa° (acc.), 28 utkaṭadroṇamukhyaṃ; 621.10 yenotkaṭaṃ droṇamukhaṃ (nom., nt.), 19 °ṭān [Pagĕ0-b+ 71] (abl.); fem. 620.21 °tāṃ nāma droṇamukhaṃ (acc.), °ṭā 26. From a verbally close Pali parallel DN i.87.6 it appears that the town called in Pali Ukkaṭṭhā (see DPPN) is the same; see Puṣkarasārin.

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

Utkaṭa (उत्कट).—mfn.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) 1. Much, excessive. 2. Drunk, mad, furious. 3. Proud, haughty. 4. Uneven. 5. Difficult. 6. Superior, high. m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. Intoxication, pride. 2. An elephant in rut. 3. Sara grass, (Saccharum sara.) n.

(-ṭaṃ) 1. Woody cassia or its bark. 2. Sarsaparilla. E. ut high, great, and kaṭac aff.

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Utkatā (उत्कता).—f.

(-tā) 1. A plant with aromatic seeds. (Pothos officinalis, Rox.) See gajapippalī. 2. Regretting, sorrowing for. E. utka regretting, and tal abstract aff.

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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. 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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