Kan, aka: Kañ, Kaṇ; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

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
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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.

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Kan (कन्).—Dakṣa. (See under DAKṢA).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

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) 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
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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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