Janaki, Jānakī, Jānaki: 10 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Jānaki (जानकि).—A Kṣatriya king who was the rebirth of an asura named Candravināśana. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Stanza 20, that the Pāṇḍavas had sent to him a letter of invitation to take part in the battle of Bhārata.

2) Jānakī (जानकी).—See under Sītā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jānakī (जानकी).—Is Sītā (s.v.).*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 100; 15. 9.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jānakī (जानकी).—[jānakasyāpatyaṃ strī, aṇ] Name of Sītā, wife of Rāma.

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

Jānakī (जानकी).—f. (-kī) A name of Sita. E. janaka the father of this lady affixes aṇ and ṅīṣ .

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

Jānakī (जानकी).—i. e. janaka + a + ī, patron. The daughter of Janaka, i. e. Sitā, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 51, 6.

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

1) Jānakī (जानकी):—[from jānaka > jātṛ] a f. [patronymic] of Sitā, [Mahābhārata iii, 15872; Rāmāyaṇa iii, 51, 6; Raghuvaṃśa xii, 61; xv, 74]

2) [v.s. ...] a metre of 4 x 24 syllables.

3) Jānaki (जानकि):—[from jātṛ] m. [patronymic] of Kratu-jit, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, 3, 8, 1]

4) [v.s. ...] of Āyasthūṇa, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv] (once ki)

5) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Mahābhārata i, 2675; v, 83]

6) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a subdivision of the Tri-garta people, [Pāṇini 5-3, 116; Kāśikā-vṛtti] ([varia lectio] jālaki).

7) Jānakī (जानकी):—[from jātṛ] b f. of ka q.v.

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

Jānakī (जानकी):—(kī) 3. f. A name of Sitā.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Jānakī (जानकी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jāṇaī.

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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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