Kan, aka: Kañ, Kaṇ; 5 Definition(s)
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Kañ (कञ्).—Kṛt, affix (अ) affixed to the root दृश् (dṛś) preceded by त्यद्, तद् (tyad, tad) etc. by P. IV.2.60 e.g. तादृशः, यादृशः (tādṛśaḥ, yādṛśaḥ) etc., fem. तादृशी (tādṛśī) by P.IV.1.15.
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1) Kan (कन्).—Uṇādi affix as in the words एक, भेक, शल्क (eka, bheka, śalka) etc;
2) Kan.—Tad.affix क (ka) as given by Pāṇini sūtras IV.2.13l, IV.3.32, 65, 147, IV.4.21; V.1.22, 23, 51, 90, V.2.64, 65, 66, 68-75, 77-82, V.3.51, 52, 75,81,82,87, 95, 96, 97. V.4.3,4,6, 29-33.Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kan (कन्).—Dakṣa. (See under DAKṢA).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
India history and geogprahy
Kan.—(EI 12), to glitter. Note: kan is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kaṇ (कण्).—I. 1 P. (kaṇati, kaṇita)
1) To sound or cry (as in distress); moan. कविता श्वः, रणिता श्वः (kavitā śvaḥ, raṇitā śvaḥ) Mbh. on P.
2) To become small.
3) To go or approach. -II. 1 P. or -Caus.
1) To wink, to close the eye with the lids or lashes.
2) To sigh, sound.
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Kan (कन्).—1 P. Ved. (kanati, kantum)
1) To be satisfied or contented; भूयसा वस्तमचरत् कनीयो (bhūyasā vastamacarat kanīyo) Rv.4.24.9.
2) To love, wish.
3) To shine.
4) To go.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kaṇ (कण्).—[(ma)] r. 1st cl. (kaṇati) 1. To sound. 2. To cry as in distress. (ṛ) kaṇa r. 1st cl. (kaṇati) To go or approach. r. 10th cl. (kaṇayati) To wink, to cover or close the eye with the lids or lashes.
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Kan (कन्).—[(ī ñi)ñikanī] r. 1st cl. (kanati) 1. To shine. 2. To desire or love. 3. To go or approach.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (26): Pilindavaccha Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
(9) Ninth Pāramī: The Perfection of Loving-kindness (mettā-pāramī) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]