Aṇuka, aka: Anuka, Anūka, Ānūka; 3 Definition(s)


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Aṇuka, (adj.) = aṇu Sn.146, KhA 246. (Page 17)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṇuka (अणुक).—a. [svārthe kan]

1) Very small, atomic.

2) Subtle, too fine.

3) Acute.

-kaḥ A small kind of grain, See अणु (aṇu).

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Anuka (अनुक).—a. [anu-kan P.V.2.74, anukāmayate iti anukaḥ kamitā Sk.]

1) Greedy; desirous.

2) Libidinous, lustful (as a lover).

3) Sloping.

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Anūka (अनूक).—[anu-uc samavāye ka nipātaḥ kutvam; or fr. añc with anu]

1) the backbone, spine (vaṅkrdhāryā āyataḥ pṛṣṭhāsthiviśeṣaḥ); सदं चानूकं च गृहपतेः (sadaṃ cānūkaṃ ca gṛhapateḥ) Ait. Br. (where Sāy. remarks anūkaṃ mūtravastiḥ syāt sāsnetyeke vadanti ca).

2) A kind of sacrificial vessel; according to some, the back part of the altar; अयुग्मागणमध्यमानूके (ayugmāgaṇamadhyamānūke).

3) Former birth or state of existence.

-kam 1 Family, race.

2) Disposition, temperament; character, peculiarity of race; व्याधर्क्षनकुलानूकैः पैत्तिका हि नराः स्मृताः (vyādharkṣanakulānūkaiḥ paittikā hi narāḥ smṛtāḥ) Suśr. cf. अनूकम- स्त्रियां वंशे शीले च गतजन्मनि (anūkama- striyāṃ vaṃśe śīle ca gatajanmani) Nm.

-kā f. Name of an Apsaras; Hariv.

Derivable forms: anūkaḥ (अनूकः), anūkam (अनूकम्).

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Ānūka (आनूक).—Ved. Ornament, jewels; आनूकमर्यो वपुषे नार्चत् (ānūkamaryo vapuṣe nārcat) Rv.5.33.9. ind. In abundance, greatly.

Derivable forms: ānūkam (आनूकम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṇuka (अणुक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Skilful, clever. 2. Small, minute. E. aṇu small, and kan aff.

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Anuka (अनुक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Lustful, libidinous. E. anu and ka from kama to desire.

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Anūka (अनूक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A former state of existence. n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Race, family. 2. Disposition, temperament. E. anu, uca to associate, and ka aff.

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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