Akhana, aka: Akhaṇa, Ākhaṇa, Ākhāna; 3 Definition(s)


Akhana 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

akhaṇa (अखण).—n (Preferably ākaṇa) Ears of corn trodden out once. See ākaṇa & madana.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Ākhaṇa (आखण).—a. Hard (to dig up) (as a stone); यथाश्मानमाखणमृत्वा विध्वंसते (yathāśmānamākhaṇamṛtvā vidhvaṃsate) Ch. Up.1.2.8.

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Ākhāna (आखान).—[ā-khan-ghañ]

1) Digging all around

2) A spade, a digger.

Derivable forms: ākhānaḥ (आखानः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākhana (आखन).—m.

(-naḥ) 1. A spade. 2. A digger. E. āṅ, khan to dig, gha aff.

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Ākhāna (आखान).—m.

(-naḥ) 1. A spade. 2. A digger. E. āṅ, khan to dig. ghañ 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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