Vaska, Vashka: 7 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vaska [वासक] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Justicia adhatoda L. from the Acanthaceae (Acanthus) family having the following synonyms: Adhatoda vasica, Adhatoda zeylanica. For the possible medicinal usage of vaska, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaska (वस्क).—

1) Going, motion.

2) Application, perseverance.

Derivable forms: vaskaḥ (वस्कः).

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

Vaska (वस्क).—m.

(-skaḥ) 1. Application, perseverance. 2. Going, motion. E. vask to go, aff. ac .

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

Vaṣka (वष्क).—vaṣkaya vaṣkaya, and vaskaya vaskaya, i. e. 1. vas + ka, and vas + ka + ya, m. A one-year-old calf.

— Cf. [Latin] vacca.

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Vaska (वस्क).—m. Perseverance.

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

1) Vaska (वस्क):—[from vask] m. going, motion, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] application, perseverance, [ib.] (= adhyavasāya, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

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

Vaska (वस्क):—(skaḥ) 1. m. Application; perseverance; motion.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vaska 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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