Hiranyaka, Hiraṇyaka: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiraṇyaka (हिरण्यक).—Eagerness for gold.

Derivable forms: hiraṇyakaḥ (हिरण्यकः).

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

Hiraṇyaka (हिरण्यक).—[hiraṇya + ka], m. A proper name, [Hitopadeśa] 28, 8, M. M.

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

1) Hiraṇyaka (हिरण्यक):—[from hiraṇa] m. eagerness for gold, [Pāṇini 5-2, 65]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a king of the mice, [Hitopadeśa]

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Hiranyaka 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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