Ankita, Amkita, Aṅkita: 17 definitions


Ankita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Aṅkita (अङ्कित).—Not possessing the mute letter k (क् (k)) or g (ग् (g)) or (ङ् ()) and hence not preventing the guṇa and vṛddhi substitutes for the preceding vowel, if they occur. e. g. मृजेर ङ्कित्सु प्रत्ययेषु मृजिप्रसङगे मार्जिः साधुर्भुवति (mṛjera ṅkitsu pratyayeṣu mṛjiprasaṅage mārjiḥ sādhurbhuvati) M.Bh. on P. I.I.I Vart.10.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Aṅkita (अङ्कित) refers to “(being) marked”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (She is) the Vidyā which is Bhairava’s form, the energy of Kālī in the Age of Strife. She is Kaulinī who come forth from the divine in Hara's teaching and, on the Krama path, she should be praised as Umā and Carcikā. She is the Skyfarer marked with Śrīnātha (śrīnātha-aṅkita-khecarī), to whom the gods bow. She is the mistress of the maṇḍala, Carcikā at the end of the couple, the supreme energy who is nine-fold up to the sixteenth energy”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Aṅkita (अङ्कित) refers to “(being) marked”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I honour Padmā, [beautiful and tender like] a lotus plant. Her eyes are lotus-like and she dwells in a bed of lotuses. Her four arms look splendid with two lotuses [in two hands] and the gestures of grace and safety [in two others]. May the virgin goddess Durgā annihilate my hardships, I pray. Her hands are marked (aṅkita-karā) by the conch and discus. She has curly locks and rides [a lion,] the king of wild animals. [...]

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aṅkita (अङ्कित) refers to “(being) littered (with)” (i.e., marked/spotter/covered), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] In the meantime the rank and file of the Asuras and the gods, haughty of their strength and blazing with fury came together in a mutual clash. A terrific tumultuous fight between the gods and the Asuras ensued. Within a moment the place was littered (aṅkita) with severed heads and headless trunks [ruṇḍamuṃḍāṃkitaṃ sarvaṃ kṣaṇena samapadyata]. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Aṅkita (अङ्कित) refers to “(being) marked”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The three worlds, which are made foolish by the action of the poison of lust, are fast asleep in this gaping mouth of Yama’s serpent which is marked by fangs of destruction (saṃhāradaṃṣṭrasaṃhāradaṃṣṭrāṅkite). While this one whose disposition is pitiless is devouring everyone, certainly there is no way out from this for you, noble fellow, by any means [even] with some difficulty without knowledge of what is beyond the senses. [Thus ends the reflection on] helplessness”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṅkita : (pp. of aṅketi) marked out; branded.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Aṅkita, (pp. of aṅketi) marked, branded J.I, 231 (cakkaṅkitā Satthu padā); II, 185 (°kaṇṇaka with perforated ears). (Page 6)

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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

aṅkita (अंकित).—p (S) Marked. 2 Circumscribed, defined, prescribed; (whose course or path is) traced or marked out. In comp. as ājñāṅkita (Marked or lined by command or order.) Subject to direction or authority; ruyaṅkita (Whose course is marked out by his wife.) Wifegoverned; henpecked; niyamāṅkita, nītyaṅkita, pāpāṅkita, puṇyāṅkita, karmāṅkita, śramāṅkita, klēśāṅkita, śōkāṅkita, sukhāṅkita, duḥkhāṅkita, rūdyaṅkita, yōgāṅkita, viṣaya-vāsanā-vyasana- bhakti-bhāva-kapaṭa-krōdha-lōbha-kāma-mōha-mada-matsara-rasa- māyā-prēma-garva-abhimāna-vinaya-jñāna-buddhi-svāmī-pati- śāstra-sūtra-aṅkita. From this sense Marked out, arises the popular acceptation Subject or obedient unto. Ex. jō śrīharībhajanīṃ hōīla rata|| kaḷikāḷa aṃ0 hōya tyācā||

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

aṅkita (अंकित).—a Marked; defined. Circumscribed or limited.

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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

Aṅkita (अङ्कित).—a. marked, branded; स्वाहास्वधावषट्कारैरङ्कितं मेषवाहनम् (svāhāsvadhāvaṣaṭkārairaṅkitaṃ meṣavāhanam) numbered, calculated, counted.

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

Aṅkita (अङ्कित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Marked, spotted. 2. Counted, numbered. E. aṅka to mark, and participial aff kta.

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

1) Aṅkita (अङ्कित):—[from aṅk] mfn. marked, branded

2) [v.s. ...] numbered, counted, calculated.

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

Aṅkita (अङ्कित):—m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) 1) Marked, spotted.

2) Counted, numbered. E. aṅk, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Aṅkita (अङ्कित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) par.] Marked.

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

Aṅkita (अङ्कित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃkia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ankita 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

Aṃkita (ಅಂಕಿತ):—[adjective] marked; impressed with a sign or a numeric figure.

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Aṃkita (ಅಂಕಿತ):—

1) [noun] a name or code by which one is known, recognised or addressed.

2) [noun] a person’s name written by that person or a representation of this in a mark, stamp, deputy’s handwriting, etc ; signature.

3) [noun] a particular word (rarely, any of its synonym, alternatively) used by a poet or a composer of musical compositions, in all his compositions either to mark his authorship or dedicate to his favourite deity.

4) [noun] dedication of a literary work to other person in respect or gratitude (or both).

5) [noun] one who is under a sovereign, a state or a feudal superior; a subject.

6) [noun] the state of being under another or otherś control.

7) [noun] control; check; authority; jurisdiction of an authority.

8) [noun] a particular pace of a horse in running.

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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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