karkaTa Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary: m. a crab the sign Cancer a particular bird N. of several plants the fibrous root of a plant the curved end of the beam of a balance (to which the strings supporting the scale are attached) a pair of compasses in a particular position a particular position of the hands a kind of fever a kind of coitus {A}) f. Momordica Mixta {I}) f. a female crab Cucumis Utilissimus , a kind of cucumber a small water-jar the fruit of Bombax Heptaphyllum N.. of a Rakshasi ; [cf. Gk. ; Lat.{cancer}.]