Akarnya, Akarṇya, Ākarṇya: 7 definitions


Akarnya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ākarṇya (आकर्ण्य) means “upon hearing” (one’s lamentation), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.51 (“The resuscitation of Kāma”).—Accordingly, after Rati spoke to Śiva: “After saying thus she gave him the ashes of the cupid along with the bag in which they had been contained. “O lord, O lord”, saying thus she lamented much in front of Śiva. On hearing (ākarṇya) the lamentation of Rati, Sarasvatī and other celestial ladies wept bitterly and spoke in piteous tones. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akarṇya (अकर्ण्य).—a. [na. ta.] Not fit for the ears; not in the ears.

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

Akarṇya (अकर्ण्य):—[=a-karṇya] [from a-karṇa] mfn. not fit for the ears, [Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Akarṇya (अकर्ण्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-rṇyaḥ-rṇyā-rṇyam) 1) Not being in the ears.

2) Not fit for the ears.

3) Different from what is in or fit for the ears. E. a neg. and karṇya.

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

Akarṇya (अकर्ण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aganna.

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Akarnya 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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