Akincana, Akiñcana, Akimcana: 12 definitions

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Akincana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Akinchana.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन) refers to “(1) Without material possessions (2) One whose sole possession is service to Kṛṣṇa”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन) refers to:—Without possessions. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

akiñcana : (adj.) having nothing.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akiñcana (अकिंचन).—a S Extremely indigent; utterly poor and destitute.

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

akiñcana (अकिंचन).—a Extremely indigent, utterly poor and destitute.

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

Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Poor, indigent. E. a priv. and kiñcana any thing, something.

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Ākiñcana (आकिञ्चन).—n.

(-naṃ) Poverty. E. akiñcana poor, aṇ aff.

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

1) Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन):—[=a-kiñcana] mfn. without anything, utterly destitute

2) [v.s. ...] disinterested

3) [v.s. ...] n. that which is worth nothing.

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

Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन):—I. [tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) A useless or good for nothing object, a nothing. E. a neg. and kiñcana. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-naḥ-nā-nam) Destitute, poor, indigent. E. a priv. and kiñcana.

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

1) Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन):—[a-kiñcana] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Poor.

2) Ākiñcana (आकिञ्चन):—[ā-kiñcana] (naṃ) 1. n. Poverty.

3) Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Disinterested, indifferent.

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

Akiñcana (अकिञ्चन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Akiṃcaṇa.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Akiṃcaṇa (अकिंचण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Akiñcana.

2) Ākiṃcaṇa (आकिंचण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ākiñcanya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akiṃcana (ಅಕಿಂಚನ):—[adjective] utterly poor; destitute; indigent.

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Akiṃcana (ಅಕಿಂಚನ):—[noun] an utterly poor man; a penniless man.

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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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