Dhanka, aka: Dhaṅka; 4 Definition(s)


Dhanka means something in 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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dhaṅka : (m.) a crow.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Dhaṅka, (Sk. dhvānkṣa, cp. also dhuṅkṣā) a crow S.I, 207; II, 258; Sn.271=Nd2 420; J.II, 208; V, 107, 270; VI, 452; Pv III, 52 (=kāka PvA.198); VvA.334. (Page 334)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

ḍhaṅka (ढंक).—a Disproportionately tall, lofty, large--man, tree, building.

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ḍhāṅka (ढांक).—f a & ad A term of reviling for any (person, tree, building) disproportionately lofty and large, Ex. hī bāyakō kēvaḍhī ḍhāṅka; hēṃ ghara kēvaḍhēṃ ḍhāṅka bāndhalēṃ; āpalīṃ māṇasēṃ thōḍīṃ hyā ḍhāṅka gharāmadhyēṃ kaśīṃ rāhatīla?

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ḍhāṅka (ढांक).—n ḍhāṅkaḷa f C An old and decaying tree: also the dtump or naked stalks and stem remaining (of a little plant). 2 ḍhāṅka is further A stout and rude stick or a detached branch as fit to be planted as a pale or a stake or vine prop.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍhaṅka (ढंक).—a Disproportionately tall, lofty.

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ḍhāṅka (ढांक).—n ḍhāṅkaḷa f An old and decaying tree.

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