Curnika, Cūrṇikā: 11 definitions
Curnika means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Churnika.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
Cūrṇika (चूर्णिक) refers to one of the six types of division (bheda) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.24.—What is the meaning of cūrṇika? Skin of black gram or green gram etc which results by thrashing them is called cūrṇika.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
cūrṇikā (चूर्णिका).—f S S A sentence in prose constituting the interpretation of a verse. Hence an elaborate or polished sentence; a brilliant morsel studded thick with rhetorical figures and flourishes.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
cūrṇikā (चूर्णिका).—f A sentence in prose constitut- ing the interpretation of a verse. A brilliant, polished sentence.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Grain fried and powdered.
2) A style of prose composition.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Cūrṇika (चूर्णिक).—(°-) (perhaps for °kā, m.c.; compare Sanskrit cūrṇi, cūrṇī), commentary: ākhyāyiketihāsādyair gadya-cūrṇika-vārtti- kaiḥ Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 363.7 (verse).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) Fried and ground rice. E. cūrṇa to pound, ṭhan affix, and the feminine form. cūrṇaścūrṇanamasti asyāḥ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cūrṇikā (चूर्णिका).—i. e. cūrṇa + ka, f. A sort of pastry, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 11, 20.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Cūrṇikā (चूर्णिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Vāsavadattāṭīkā by Prabhākara. K. 76.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Cūrṇikā (चूर्णिका):—[from cūrṇaka > cūrṇ] f. idem, [Horace H. Wilson]
2) [v.s. ...] grain fried and pounded, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a kind of cake, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā i, 18/19.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cūrṇikā (चूर्णिका):—(kā) 1. f. Pounded rice.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Cūrṇikā (चूर्णिका):—(von cūrṇa) f.
1) geröstetes und darauf gemahlenes Korn [Bhūriprayoga im Śabdakalpadruma] eine Art Backwerk [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 11, 20.] —
2) eine Art einfacher Prosa [Colebrooke II, 133.] — Vgl. cūrṇaka .
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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