Akarna, Akarṇa: 14 definitions


Akarna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Akarṇa (अकर्ण) refers to “those having no ears”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Immediately the army of Śiva came there consisting of wonderful arrays of Bhūtas, Pretas and Gaṇas.  [...] Some had no eyes. Some had many eyes. Some had no head. Some had deformed heads. Some had no ears (akarṇa). Some had many ears. The Gaṇas had all types of dresses and features. Such and other innumerable deformed Gaṇas, heroic and terrible, strong and strenuous passed by, O dear. O sage, you pointed out the Gaṇas of Śiva to her with your finger and said—‘O lovely lady, see the attendants of Śiva and Śiva Himself’. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Akarṇa (अकर्ण).—A kādraveya nāga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 33.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ākarṇa (आकर्ण).—ad (S ā & karṇa) To the ears; back to the ears. Ex. dhanuṣya ā0 ōḍhūna bāṇa sōḍilā. 2 Extending to the ears;--used of long eyes and, attrib., of the person. Ex. ā0 dṛṣṭi, ā0 nētra, ā0 nayana, ā0 lōcana, ā0 nētrī, ākarṇākṣi.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ākarṇa (आकर्ण).—ad To the ears, extending to the ears.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akarṇa (अकर्ण).—a. [na staḥ karṇau yasya]

1) Devoid of ears; deaf.

2) Destitute of Karṇa: अनर्जुनमकर्णं वा जगदद्येति निश्चितः (anarjunamakarṇaṃ vā jagadadyeti niścitaḥ) Mb.

-rṇaḥ A serpent (tasya cakṣuṣaiva śravaṇāt, hence also called cakṣuḥśravāḥ).

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

Akarṇa (अकर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇa-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Deaf. E. a priv. and karṇa the ear.

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

Akarṇa (अकर्ण).—[adjective] earless, deaf.

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Ākarṇa (आकर्ण).—(°—) & ākarṇam [adverb] up to the ear.

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

1) Akarṇa (अकर्ण):—[=a-karṇa] mf(ā)n. having diminutive ears, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] without ears, deaf

3) [v.s. ...] without helm or rudder

4) [v.s. ...] without Karṇa.

5) Ākarṇa (आकर्ण):—[from ā-karṇana] (in [compound] for ā-karṇam).

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

Akarṇa (अकर्ण):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇam) 1) Earless.

2) Deaf. E. a priv. and karṇa.

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

Akarṇa (अकर्ण):—[a-karṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Deaf.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Akarṇa (अकर्ण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akaṇṇa, Akanna, Āyaṇṇa.

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Akarna 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akarṇa (ಅಕರ್ಣ):—[adjective] devoid of ear, hence, deaf.

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Akarṇa (ಅಕರ್ಣ):—[noun] a serpent, which does not have an exclusive hearing organ.

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Ākarṇa (ಆಕರ್ಣ):—[adverb] (in comp.) (pulled, as the string of a bow) upto one’s ear.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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