koka कोक

Definition: A word occurring in the Rigveda and the Atharva­veda, seems to denote the ‘ cuckoo.’ In all the three passages in which it is found, Sāyana explains it as the Cakravāka. Roth renders it in the Atharvaveda passages as a certain destructive parasitic animal. Cf. Anyavāpa.

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