Janika, Janikā: 7 definitions


Janika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

janikā : (f.) the mother; genetrix.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Janikā (जनिका).—f.

1) Birth, creation, production; अम्भोजन्मजनिस्तदन्तरगतः (ambhojanmajanistadantaragataḥ) Bhāgavata 1.13.15.

2) A woman.

3) A mother.

4) A wife; जन्युः पतिस्तन्वं (janyuḥ patistanvaṃ) 1 मा विविश्याः (mā viviśyāḥ) Ṛgveda 1.1.3.

5) A daughtert-in-law.

See also (synonyms): jani.

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

Janika (जनिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Producing. f.

(-kā) A woman, a wife, a mother.

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

1) Janikā (जनिका):—[from janaka > jan] f. (as in Pāli) a mother, [Divyāvadāna xviii, 137]

2) [v.s. ...] a daughter-in-law, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] f. a mother, [Divyāvadāna]

4) Janika (जनिक):—[from jananīya] mfn. generating, producing, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Janika (जनिक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) n.] Producing.

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

Janikā (जनिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jaṇai.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Janika (ಜನಿಕ):—[noun] any of the units occurring at specific points on the chromosomes, by which hereditary characters are transmitted and determined; a gene.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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