Valka, aka: Vālka; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Valka (वल्क) or Valka refers to the “bark” of a tree, as mentioned in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Valka] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Valka (वल्क).—[val-saṃvaraṇe ka, kasya netvam Uṇ.3.42]

1) The bark of a tree; स वल्कवासांसि तवाधुना हरन् करोति मन्युं न कथं धनंजयः (sa valkavāsāṃsi tavādhunā haran karoti manyuṃ na kathaṃ dhanaṃjayaḥ) Ki.1.35; R.8.11; Bk.1.1.

2) The scales of a fish.

3) A part, fragment (khaṇḍa).

4) A garment; अथ स वल्क-दुकूल-कुथादिभिः (atha sa valka-dukūla-kuthādibhiḥ) Bk.1.1.

Derivable forms: valkaḥ (वल्कः), valkam (वल्कम्).

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Vālka (वाल्क).—a. (-lkī f.) [वल्क-अण् (valka-aṇ)] Made of the bark of trees.

-lkam A bark-garment.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Valka (वल्क).—n.

(-lkaṃ) 1. The bark of a tree. 2. The scales of a fish. 3. A garment in general. E. val to surround, kak Unadi aff.

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Vālka (वाल्क).—mfn.

(-lkaḥ-lkī-lkaṃ) Made of the bark of trees. E. valka bark, aff. aṇ.

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