Gramakantaka, Grāmakaṇṭaka, Grama-kantaka: 5 definitions



Gramakantaka 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Grāma-kaṇṭaka.—(EI 24; SII 13; SITI), a traitor to the village; enemy of the security of a village; annoyance to a village. Cf. Grāma-drohin. Note: grāma-kaṇṭaka 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

grāmakaṇṭaka (ग्रामकंटक).—m (S Thorn of the village.) grāmakuṭhāra m (S Ax of the village.) The village-pest. The general vilifier, tale-bearer, embroiler, make-bate.

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

grāmakaṇṭaka (ग्रामकंटक) [-kuṭhāra, -कुठार].—m The village-pest. The general vilifier, tale-bearer.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāmakaṇṭaka (ग्रामकण्टक).—

1) 'the village-pest', one who is a source of trouble to the village.

2) a tale-bearer.

Derivable forms: grāmakaṇṭakaḥ (ग्रामकण्टकः).

Grāmakaṇṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms grāma and kaṇṭaka (कण्टक).

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

Grāmakaṇṭaka (ग्रामकण्टक):—[=grāma-kaṇṭaka] [from grāma] m. ‘village-thorn’, a boor (?), [Jaina literature; Cāṇakya]

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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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