Apatnika, Apatnīka: 7 definitions


Apatnika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apatnīka (अपत्नीक).—m S A man without a wife; a bachelor or a widower.

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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

Apatnīka (अपत्नीक).—a.

1) Without a wife (when she is either absent or dead).

2) To be performed without the company of a wife; अपत्नीकः पितृयज्ञः (apatnīkaḥ pitṛyajñaḥ) Kāty.

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

1) Apatnīka (अपत्नीक):—[=a-patnīka] mfn. not having a wife, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] where the wife is not present, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Apatnīka (अपत्नीक):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-kaḥ-kā-kam) Without a wife. E. a priv. and patnī, samās. aff. kap.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apatnika 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

Apatnīka (ಅಪತ್ನೀಕ):—

1) [noun] a man without a wife.

2) [noun] a man who is not with his wife.

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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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