Ankana, Aṅkana, Aṅkaṇa, Amkana: 13 definitions

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Ankana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Aṅkaṇa (अङ्कण) [or aṅgaṇa] refers to “enclosure, courtyard §§ 5.5,6,16.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

Vastushastra book cover
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅkana (अंकन).—n (S) Marking gen.; numbering, stamping, dotting &c.

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

aṅkana (अंकन).—n Marking generally; numbering.

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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

Aṅkana (अङ्कन).—[aṅka-karaṇe bhāve vā lyuṭ]

1) A mark, token; स्नेहाङ्कनानि (snehāṅkanāni) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.46; marks of love.

2) Act of marking.

3) Means of marking, stamping, &c.

Derivable forms: aṅkanam (अङ्कनम्).

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

Aṅkana (अङ्कन).—n. (naṃ) 1. Cyphering, writing or making cyphers. 2. Stamping, impressing, making marks, E. aṅka to mark, lyuṭ aff.

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

1) Aṅkana (अङ्कन):—[from aṅk] n. the act of marking, stamping, branding, ciphering, writing

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. marking.

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

Aṅkana (अङ्कन):—n.

(-nam) 1) Cyphering, writing or making cyphers.

2) Stamping, impressing, making marks, stigmatising. E. aṅk, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

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

Aṅkana (अङ्कन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Cyphering; stamping.

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

Aṅkana (अङ्कन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṃkaṇa, Aṃkaṇā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ankana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Aṃkaṇa (अंकण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aṅkana.

2) Aṃkaṇā (अंकणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Aṅkanā.

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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

Aṃkaṇa (ಅಂಕಣ):—

1) [noun] the space between two columns, timbers or walls of a house; a bay; intercolumniation.

2) [noun] an area approximately 100 sq. ft. or of the building (or that much portion of a building) standing on it.

3) [noun] a certain portion of open ground.

4) [noun] a battle field.

5) [noun] a sliding box in a table or chest of drawers; a drawer.

6) [noun] a perpendicular section of a news paper or magazine; a column.

7) [noun] (bot.) a very small, complex unit of protoplasm, usu. with a nucleus, cytoplasm and an enclosing membrane; a cell.

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Aṃkana (ಅಂಕನ):—

1) [noun] the act of making a mark.

2) [noun] a mark so made.

3) [noun] a burning of the skin with a hot iron, as to make a mark; branding.

4) [noun] a mark made by burning with a hot iron; a brand.

5) [noun] a writing of a number in figure.

6) [noun] the act of classifying, numbering and stamping, of goods, esp. depending on their qualities.

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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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