Jahnukanya, Jahnukanyā, Jahnu-kanya: 5 definitions
Jahnukanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Jahnukanyā (जह्नुकन्या).—f. a name of the Gangā, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 79.
Jahnukanyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jahnu and kanyā (कन्या).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jahnukanyā (जह्नुकन्या).—[feminine] the daughter of Jahnu, [Epithet] of Gaṅgā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Jahnukanyā (जह्नुकन्या):—[=jahnu-kanyā] [from jahnu > jahnāvī] f. ‘Jahnu’s daughter’, Gaṅgā, [Mahābhārata xiii, 645; Raghuvaṃśa; Kāvyādarśa; Bhartṛhari]
2) [v.s. ...] (hnoḥ k, [Meghadūta])
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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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Partial matches: Jahnu, Kanya.
Full-text: Janhukanna, Gharmanta, Sarayu, Avatirna, Vyatikara.
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