Kalanka, Kalaṅka: 9 definitions


Kalanka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kalaṅka : (m.) a spot; mark; fault.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kalaṅka (कलंक).—m (S) Rust of copper or brass, verdigris. Applied also to the base portion of silver, the dross of iron &c. 2 A spot or mark; esp. the dark portion of the moon's disk. 3 fig. A stain, slur, sully, stigma.

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kaḷaṅka (कळंक).—f A clump or cluster of bamboos. 2 m A single stick of this cluster. 3 (Properly kalaṅka q. v.) Verdigris &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kalaṅka (कलंक).—m Verdigris. A stigma. A spot.

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kaḷaṅka (कळंक).—m A bamboo of a large kind.

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kaḷaṅka (कळंक).—f A cluster of bamboos. m Verdi- gris. Filth. Slur, stigma.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalaṅka (कलङ्क).—

1) A spot, a mark, a dark spot (lit.); धारानिबद्धेव कलङ्करेखा (dhārānibaddheva kalaṅkarekhā) R.13.15.

2) (Fig.) A stain, stigma, obloquy, disrepute; व्यपनयतु कलङ्कं स्वस्वभावेन सैव (vyapanayatu kalaṅkaṃ svasvabhāvena saiva) Mk.1.34; R.14.37; so कुल° (kula°).

3) A fault, defect; विद्या नाधिगता कलङ्करहिता (vidyā nādhigatā kalaṅkarahitā) Bh.3.48.

4) Rust of iron.

5) A sectarial mark on the forehead; 'कलङ्कः कृष्णवर्णे स्यात् तमाले तिलकेऽपि च (kalaṅkaḥ kṛṣṇavarṇe syāt tamāle tilake'pi ca)' Nm.

Derivable forms: kalaṅkaḥ (कलङ्कः).

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

Kalaṅka (कलङ्क).—m.

(-ṅkaḥ) 1. A spot or mark. 2. Defamation, abuse. 3. The rust of iron. E. ka Brahma, water, &c. laki to deface, and ghañ aff.

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

Kalaṅka (कलङ्क).—[masculine] spot, mark (l.&[feminine]); poss. kin.

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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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