Chanaka, aka: Chaṇaka; 2 Definition(s)


Chanaka means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Chanaka has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Canaka. It further has the optional forms Chaṇaka and Chāṇaka.

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Pali-English dictionary

chanaka : (nt.) the dung of animals.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Chaṇaka, (=akkhaṇa? Kern; cp. Sk. *ākhaṇa) the Chaṇaka plant Miln.352; cp. akkhaṇa. (Page 274)

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