Januka, Jānuka: 5 definitions


Januka 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: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Jānuka, (nt.)=jānu A. IV, 102. (Page 283)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jānuka (जानुक).—[masculine] [Name] of a man; [neuter] = [preceding] ([especially] [adjective] —°).

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Jānukā (जानुका).—[feminine] bearing, bringing forth.

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

1) Jānukā (जानुका):—[from jānī > jātṛ] a f. (a woman) bringing forth, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā i, 4, 8; Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra i, 10, 11.]

2) Jānuka (जानुक):—[from jānu] n. ([gana] yāvādi) the knee, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lviii] (in [compound])

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. ifc. (f(ā). ), [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 7, 354] (cf. ūrdhva-, virala-)

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Śakuntalā vi, 1/2]

5) Jānukā (जानुका):—b See jātṛ.

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Januka 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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