Kan, Kañ, Kaṇ: 8 definitions
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of 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.
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)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kan (कन्).—Dakṣa. (See under DAKṢA).
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 geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kaṇ (कण्).—I. 1 P. (kaṇati, kaṇita)
1) To sound or cry (as in distress); moan. कविता श्वः, रणिता श्वः (kavitā śvaḥ, raṇitā śvaḥ) Mahābhārata 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kaṇ (कण्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To sound. 2. To cry as in distress. 3. To go. i. 10, [Parasmaipada.] To wink, to cover the eye with the lids.
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Kan (कन्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] (perhaps proceeded from kam, q. cf., by kam + nā, ii. 9, cf. raṇ). 1. To love, to be satisfied, etc. (ved.). 2. † To shine. 3. † To go.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kan (कन्).—(only [participle] kāyamāna, aor. akāniṣam, & [perfect] or intens-stem cākan or cakān) be glad, be satisfied with, enjoy ([accusative], [locative], [genetive], or [instrumental]); be liked, please, ([with] [genetive]); love, wish, desire ([accusative]).
— ā be pleased with ([locative]); strive after, long for. — Cf. saṃcakāna.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kaṇ (कण्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] kaṇati, cakāṇa, kaṇiṣyati, akaṇīt, or akāṇīt, kaṇitā, to become small;
—to sound, cry, [Dhātupāṭha xiii, 6];
—to go, approach, [Dhātupāṭha xix, 32] : [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] kāṇayati, to wink, close the eye with the lids or lashes, [Dhātupāṭha xxx, 41] :
—[Causal] kāṇayati ([Aorist] acīkaṇat and acakāṇat, [Patañjali on Pāṇini 7-4, 3]), to sigh, sound;—(cf. √can and √kvan.)
2) Kan (कन्):—(kā in Veda) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] kanati, cakāna, cake, akānīt, kanitā, etc., [Dhātupāṭha xiii, 17];
2) — ([Aorist] 1. sg. akāniṣam, 2. sg. kāniṣas, [Ṛg-veda]), to be satisfied or pleased, [Ṛg-veda iv, 24, 9];
2) —to agree to, accept with satisfaction, [Ṛg-veda iii, 28, 5];
2) —to shine;
2) —to go, [Dhātupāṭha] :—[Intensive] [Parasmaipada] ([subjunctive] cākanat; [Potential] cākanyāt; [perfect tense] 1. sg. cākana);
2) — [Ātmanepada] ([subjunctive] 3. [plural] cākananta and cakananta, [Ṛg-veda i, 169, 4]), to be satisfied with, like, enjoy (with [locative case] [genitive case], or [instrumental case]), [Ṛg-veda];
2) —to please, be liked or wished for (with [genitive case] of the person), [Ṛg-veda i, 169, 4; v, 31, 13; viii, 31, 1];
2) —to strive after, seek, desire, wish (with [accusative] or [dative case]), [Ṛg-veda];—
3) cf. kā, kai, kam, kvan, and can: cf. also [Zend] -kan; [Greek] καναψή; [Anglo-Saxon] hana; [Latin] canus, caneo, candeo, candela (?); [Hibernian or Irish] canu, ‘full moon.’
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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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
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