Anki, Aṅkī, Aṅki: 6 definitions
Anki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
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”.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Aṅki (अङ्कि) or Aṅkimṛdaṅga is one of three kinds of mṛdaṅgas—aṅki, āliṅgī, and ūrdhvaka.—(cf. Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 2.207 and commetary).—(Cf. also Nāṭyaśāstra XXXIII mentioning the drum Āṅkika).
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: 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.]
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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