Kakani, aka: Kākaṇi, Kākaṇī; 3 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Kākaṇī.—(EI 15), same as kākinī. Note: kākaṇī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Kākaṇikā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kākaṇi (काकणि).—A kind of small coin.

Derivable forms: kākaṇiḥ (काकणिः).

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Kākaṇī (काकणी).—

1) A shell or cowrie used as a coin.

2) A sum of money equal to 2 cowries or to a quarter of a Paṇa. एका स्निग्धाः काकिणिना सद्यः सर्वेऽरयः कृताः (ekā snigdhāḥ kākiṇinā sadyaḥ sarve'rayaḥ kṛtāḥ) Bhāg.11.23.2.

3) A weight equal to a quarter of a Māṣa.

4) A part of a measure.

5) The beam of a balance.

6) A cubit.

7) A kind of jewel.

See also (synonyms): kākiṇi, kākiṇikā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kākaṇi (काकणि).—(nt.?), f. °ṇī (Pali °ṇa, nt., and °ṇikā; Sanskrit kākiṇi, °ṇī, °ṇikā, and acc. to Galanos kākaṇī), a small weight (of a valuable substance): ekaratnakākaṇiḥ prati- pāditā Gv 205.9; a small coin: Mvy 9375, in both edd. printed °ṇi without ending (nt.?); Divy 396.6 °ṇiḥ, 8 °ṇī (nom. sg.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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