Anki, Aṅkī, Aṅki, Amki: 12 definitions


Anki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Tamil. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Aṅkī (अङ्की) or Āṅkika refers to a type of drum (puṣkara) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “the aṅkī or āṅkika is like a myrobalan. and the ūrdhvaka is like a barley, and the āliṅgya resembles a cow’s tail. The mṛdaṅga and the āṅkika should be three tālas and a half long, and their face should be twelve fingers in diametre”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Aṅki (अङ्कि) or Aṅkimṛdaṅga is one of three kinds of mṛdaṅgasaṅki, āliṅgī, and ūrdhvaka.—(cf. Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 2.207 and commetary).—(Cf. also Nāṭyaśāstra XXXIII mentioning the drum Āṅkika).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Institut Français de Pondichéry: The Shaivite legends of Kanchipuram

Aṅki (அங்கி) (in Tamil) refers to Agni in Sanskrit, and represents one of the proper nouns mentioned in the Kanchipuranam, which narrates the Shaivite Legends of Kanchipuram—an ancient and sacred district in Tamil Nadu (India). The Kanchipuranam (mentioning Aṅki) reminds us that Kanchipuram represents an important seat of Hinduism where Vaishnavism and Shaivism have co-existed since ancient times.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅkī (अंकी).—a (aṅka S) Figured, numbered, marked with figures or numbers.

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

aṅkī (अंकी).—a Figured, numbered.

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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

Aṅkī (अङ्की).—f. (-kī) A small oblong drum. E. aṅka the hip or flank, being carried upon that part.

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

Aṅkī (अङ्की):—[from aṅk] f. a small drum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Aṅkī (अङ्की):—f.

(-kī) A small oblong drum. E. aṅka, fem. aff. ṅīp. See aṅkya.

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

Aṅkī (अङ्की):—(ṅkī) 3. f. A small oblong drum.

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Anki 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

Aṃki (ಅಂಕಿ):—

1) [noun] a character denoting a number; the symbol for a number; a figure;2) [noun] ಅಂಕಿ ಅಂಶ [amki amsha](ಗಳು [galu]) aŋki amśa(gaḷu) (pl.) organised numerical fact whether or not tabulated; statistics.

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Aṃki (ಅಂಕಿ):—[noun] a small drum of the shape like an almost a parabola.

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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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