Yaka, Yāka: 9 definitions


Yaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Yaka in Kenya is the name of a plant defined with Adansonia digitata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ophelus sitularius Lour. (among others).

2) Yaka in Philippines is also identified with Corchorus olitorius.

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

· Cytologia (2000)
· Journal of Fujian Agricultural College (1986)
· Cytologia (1992)
· A grammar and vocabulary of the Nupe language. (1864)
· Compt. Rend. Congres Inter. Bot. (1900)
· Species Plantarum (1763)

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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

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

Yaka (यक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Which, (of many.) E. yad which, and akac aff.

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

Yaka (यक).—= ya who, which.

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

Yaka (यक):—[from ya] mf(ā)n. (cf. [Pāṇini 7-3, 45]) = ya3, who, which, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

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

Yaka (यक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Which of many.

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Yaka 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yaka (यक) [Also spelled yak]:—(a) one; alone; for other compound words like ~[jāna, ~taraphā, -ba-yaka, ~bāragī, ~maṃjilā, ~raṃgā, ~sara, ~sāra] see '[eka]' [and subsequent entries].

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Yāka (याक):—n. 1. yak; 2. common ancestors of Limbu or Rai people;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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