Dhanaka, Dhānaka, Dhānākā, Dhāṇaka: 13 definitions

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Dhanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhanaka (धनक).—A king of the Yayāti dynasty. (Navama Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhanaka (धनक).—A son of Drumada and father of Kṛtavīrya and others.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 23.

1b) A Sage of the Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 18.

1c) A son of Durdama, and father of four sons.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 10.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Dhanaka (धनक) is the son of Dharmanetra and the grandson of Dharma, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Dharma was the son of Haihaya and his son was Dharmanetra. Dhanaka was the son of Dharmanetra and his son was Kṛtavīrya, who had three sons—Kārtavīrya, Kṛtāgni and Kṛtavarman.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dhānaka.—see hema-dhānyaka; also called aṇḍikā; equal to 4 kārṣāpaṇas or to 4 suvarṇas or dīnāras (JNSI, Vol. II, p. 7). Note: dhānaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Dhānaka.—same as māṣa; cf. hemadhānyaka; same as dhānika (q. v.); also called aṇḍika and regarded as equal to 4 kārṣāpaṇas or (1/12) of suvarṇa (JNSI, Vol. II, p. 8). Note: dhānaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍhāṇaka (ढाणक).—m A general term for Mahar, Mang, and the other low classes. It is used in such phrases as the following, by many o know nothing of its meaning and who intend merely some weighty menance or general abuse. ḍhāṇakāṃsa dēṇēṃ-ṭākaṇēṃ-vāṇṭaṇēṃ-lāvaṇēṃ To give, cast, throw, allot, attach (mulagī, mulēṃlēṅkarēṃ, rāṇḍāpōrēṃ &c.) to the ḍhāṇaka-people; i.e. to cast out or off; to give to the dogs. ḍhāṇakāsa jāṇēṃ To go to the dogs.

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

ḍhāṇaka (ढाणक).—m A general term for Mahār, Māng &c.

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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

Dhanaka (धनक).—Avarice, greed, covetousness.

Derivable forms: dhanakaḥ (धनकः).

See also (synonyms): dhanāyā.

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Dhānaka (धानक).—Coriander.

Derivable forms: dhānakam (धानकम्).

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Dhānākā (धानाका).—f. (pl.)

1) grain, corn.

2) Fried barley or parched rice.

Derivable forms: dhānākāḥ (धानाकाः).

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Dhāṇaka (धाणक).—A gold coin (part of a Dināra); षड्भिस्तु रत्तिकाभिः स्यान् माषको हेमधानकः (ṣaḍbhistu rattikābhiḥ syān māṣako hemadhānakaḥ).

Derivable forms: dhāṇakaḥ (धाणकः).

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Dhānaka (धानक).—Coriander.

Derivable forms: dhānakaḥ (धानकः).

See also (synonyms): dhānaya.

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

Dhāṇaka (धाणक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A weight of gold, a coin of metal, the division of a Dinar. E. dhā to contain, Unadi affix āṇaka .

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Dhānākā (धानाका).—f. plu.

(-kāḥ) Fried barley or rice. E. dhānā as above, kan added.

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

Dhānaka (धानक).—[masculine] a cert. coin; [neuter] coriander.

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

1) Dhanaka (धनक):—[from dhan] m. avarice, covetousness, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Yādava (son of Dur-dama or Dur-mada), [Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of another man, [Daśakumāra-carita]

4) Dhānaka (धानक):—[from dhā] 1. dhānaka n. coriander, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

5) Dhānakā (धानका):—[from dhānaka > dhā] f. [plural] [diminutive] [from] next, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Dhānākā (धानाका):—[from dhā] f. [plural]= dhānā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Dhāṇaka (धाणक):—m. (√1. dhā? cf. [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 83]) a weight of gold, part of a Dīnāra (cf. 2. dhān), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Dhānaka (धानक):—2. dhānaka m. a [particular] coin of a certain weight (= 4 kārṣāpaṇas), [Caraka; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

9) Dhānāka (धानाक):—m. [patronymic] of Luśa ([from] dhanāka), [Ṛg-veda; Anukramaṇikā]

10) n. Name of 2 Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

1) Dhāṇaka (धाणक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A weight or coin of gold, division of the Dinār.

2) Dhānākā (धानाका):—(kā) 1. f. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhanaka 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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