Kahana, Kāhaṇa, Kāhāṇa: 3 definitions

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Kahana means something in the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kāhaṇa or Kāhāṇa.—(IE 8-8; EI 29), Bengali-Od8iyā; modified forms of kārṣāpaṇa. Note: kāhaṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Kāhaṇa.—Bengali, etc; also spelt kahāṇa and kāhāṇa; same as kāhāpaṇa = kārṣāpaṇa. Note: kāhaṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Kahāṇa.—same as kāhaṇa = kārṣāpaṇa. Note: kahāṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Kāhāṇa.—same as kāhaṇa = kārṣāpaṇa. Note: kāhāṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kahanā (कहना) [Also spelled kahna]:—(v) to say, to state, to tell, to utter; (nm) saying, utterance, order; advice; [kahate na bananā] to be beyond description, not to be able to narrate/describe; —[kucha karanā kucha] double dealing; —[sunanā] persuasion, inducement; wrangling; [kahane ko] virtually, nominally; [kahane meṃ ānā] to be misled, to be induced; to veer round; [kahane meṃ honā] to be under (somebody’s) commands, to be under the spell (of); —[kahane se kuṃhāra/dhobī gadhe para nahīṃ caḍhatā] you can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink; [kahabadakara] with explicit resolution, challengingly; [kaheṃ kheta kī, suneṃ khalihāna kī] to talk of chalk and to hear of cheese.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kahaṇa (कहण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kathana.

2) Kahaṇā (कहणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kathanā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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