Kanaka, Kanakā, Kānaka: 34 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kaṇaka (कणक) [=kaṇa?] refers to “drops (of semen)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.49 (“The delusion of Brahmā”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O dear, my semen pressed very frequently, turned into several sparkling drops (kaṇaka). Thousands of sages called Vālakhilyas sprang up from the sparkling drops. O sage, then the sages, gathered near me with great pleasure and said—‘O father O father’. They were then sternly told by you urged by Śiva’s wish. The Vālakhilyas were rebuked angrily by you”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kanaka (कनक).—A big forest on the southern base of Mahāmeru. Añjanādevī gave birth to Hanūmān in this forest. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Kanaka (कनक).—A Saṃhikeya Asura.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 20.
1b) A son of Durmada (Durdama-matsya p.); father of Kṛtavīrya and three other sons, Kārtavīrya, Kṛtavarma and Kṛta.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 69. 8; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 7-9.
1c) A son of Hṛdika.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 141.
1d) A son of Bṛhati.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 256.
1e) A king who ruled over Strīrāṣṭra, Bhojaka and other kingdoms.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 199.
1f) Enjoy kingdoms of Trairājya and Mūṣika.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 67.
1g) Two sons of Kṛṣṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 189.
1h) Raudram metal, dear to Pitṛs.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 60; 11. 5.
2) Kanakā (कनका).—(River) a Mahānadī, remembered by Lomaśa performing penance at the Muṇdapṛṣṭa hill; fit for performance of śrāddha.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 80.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Kanaka (कनक, “gold”) refers to one of the four primary colors, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. It is also known by the name Tapanīya. According to the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation), there are four main colors (varṇa) from which various derivative and minor colors (upavarṇa) are derived. Colors are used in aṅgaracanā (painting the limbs), which forms a section of nepathya (costumes and make-up).
According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “among the inhabitants of Jambudvīpa were men of various colours live, every one except those who dwell in the North Kuru region should be given the colour of gold (kanaka)”.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Kanaka (कनक) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Kanaka) in 20 verses.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
Kanaka (कनक) refers to one of the seven forest-products that are fit for oblation according to verse 25.59 of the Īśvarasaṃhitā, dealing with the classification of the places for building the fire-pits (kuṇḍa). Accordingly, “bamboo (veṇu), śyāmāka, nīvāra (wild gram), jartila, gavīdhuka, karkaṭa and kanaka are the seven which grow in the forest. Śāli is important among them. Others are to be taken in its absence, or that of others”.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Kanaka (कनक):—Element Gold-Aurum with symbol Au at At. no 79Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Kanaka (कनक) is another name for Kāsamarda, a medicinal plant identified with Senna occidentalis (formerly known as Cassia occidentalis Linn.) or “septicweed” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.171-172 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Kanaka and Kāsamarda, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
1) Kanaka (कनक) refers to “(the colour of) (molten) gold”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 1), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Glory be to the Sun who is the author and the Soul of the Universe, the ornament of the firmament and who is enveloped in a thousand rays of the colour of molten gold [i.e., druta-kanaka]. Having correctly examined the substance of the voluminous works of the sages of the past, I attempt to write a clear treatise neither too long nor too short”.
2) Kanaka (कनक) refers to a “golden-colored sun”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3).—Accordingly, “If in Śiśira (February, March) the sun be of copper colour or red black, if, in Vasanta (April, May), blue crimson, if, in Grīṣma (June, July), slightly white and of gold color [i.e., kanaka], if, in Varṣā (August, September), white, if, in Śarada (October, November), of the colour of the centre of the lotus, if, in Hemanta (December, January), of blood color, mankind will be happy. If, in Varṣā (August, September), the rays of the sun be soft, mankind will be happy even though the sun should be of any of the colors mentioned above”.
3) Kanaka (कनक) or Kanakaketu refers to certain Ketus (i.e., luminous bodies such as comets and meteors), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11).—Accordingly, “Thus have been stated briefly 101 Ketus and we will now proceed to state clearly the 1,000 Ketus already referred to. The comets that appear in the north and north-east are 84 in number; they are the sons of Venus; they have large, white and shining discs and when they appear mankind will not be happy. The comets that appear glossy, with rays and double-tailed are sixty in number; they are the sons of Saturn; they appear anywhere and are named Kanaka Ketus; when they appear mankind will feel very miserable”.
4) Kanaka (कनक) refers to a country belonging to “Apara or Aparadeśa (western divisions)” classified under the constellations of Jyeṣṭhā, Mūla and Pūrvāṣāḍha, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Jyeṣṭhā, Mūla and Pūrvāṣāḍha represent the western divisions consisting of [i.e., Kanaka] [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
1) Kanaka (कनक) (Cf. Heman) refers to “golden” (ornaments), according to the Halāyudhastotra verse 34-35.—Accordingly, “The visitation of the wives of the distinguished sages in the Pine Park, the oblation with seed in Fire, the twilight dance: Your behaviour is not reprehensible. O Three-eyed one! The doctrines of the world do not touch those who have left worldly life, having passed far beyond the path of those whose minds are afflicted by false knowledge. The gods all wear gold and jewels (heman-ratna) as an ornament on their body. You do not even wear gold (kanaka) the size of a berry on your ear or on your hand. The one whose natural beauty, surpassing the path [of the world], flashes on his own body, has no regard for the extraneous ornaments of ordinary men”.
2) Kanaka (कनक) refers to “(the element of) gold”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī (KSTS vol. 65, 327–331).—Accordingly, “When, further, these elements of prāṇa, body, etc., [already] penetrated by the elixir of Awareness, are thoroughly permeated [by it], they are [then] “digested” like the element of gold (kanaka-dhātu) [is by mercury], by which [process] their purifier, the “liquefied essence” [of Awareness] as it were, alone remains—then that too is the state Beyond the Fourth”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Kanaka (कनक) is the name of a Pratyekabuddha mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Kanaka).Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Kanaka (कनक) refers to a “golden (color)”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Locanī, having a golden color (kanaka-varṇā), arrow and shining appearance, Māmakī, having a dark-blue color, water, grain and a bouquet, Pāṇḍarā, having a red color, and drawing a bow and arrow, Holy goddess Ārya Tārā, having a green color and blue lotus”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)
Kanaka (कनक) is the name of an Asura appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Campā, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Asura Kanaka in Campā], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Kanaka (कनक) refers to the “golden (ornaments)” [i.e., maṇikanakavicitrābharaṇavibhūṣitaśarīre], [as mentioned in the Vajra-beak dhāraṇī taught by the Garuḍa-king], according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
1) Kanaka (कनक) is the name of a mountain, according to chapter 5.2 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, as the Vidyādharas said to Anantavīrya:—“Do not show disrespect to the holy Arhats here. There are many shrines of the Jinas on Mount Kanaka. After Your Honor has worshipped them properly, go from here”.
2) Kanaka (कनक) is the father of Vidyutprabhā, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.1 [origin of the rākṣasavaṃśa and vānaravaṃśa].—Accordingly, “One day Rāvaṇa went for amusement to the mountain Megharava which has wings, as it were, with layers of Clouds clinging to its sides. He saw six thousand Khecara-maidens bathing in a pool there like Apsarases in the Ocean of Milk. Desiring a husband, they looked at him with affection, their lotus-eyes wide-open, like day-blooming lotuses looking at the sun. Casting aside modesty at once, afflicted by strong love, they themselves asked him, ‘Be our husband.’ Among these was [e.g., Vidyutprabhā, daughter of Kanaka and Sandhyā, ...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Kaṇaka.—(LP), grains. Note: kaṇaka 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kanaka : (nt.) gold.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kanaka, (nt.) (cp. Sk. kanaka; Gr. knh_kos yellow; Ags. hunig=E. honey. See also kañcana) gold, usually as uttatta° molten gold; said of the colour of the skin Bu I. 59; Pv III, 32; J. V, 416; PvA. 10 suvaṇṇa).
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kaṇaka (कणक).—f Lancinating pain (in the belly, loins, back, head, limbs) from strains or rheumatism. v bhara, nigha, cāla. The word differs from usaṇa, but agrees with kaḷa & tiḍīka. See under dhamaka.
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kaṇakā (कणका).—m Preferably kanakā.
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kanaka (कनक).—n S Gold. 2 Thorn-apple, Datura. kanakanārāyaṇa m A term for a wealthy person, a Crœsus or Crassus.
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kanakā (कनका).—m (Imit.) Fieriness or sharpness of disposition, temper, manner, or proceeding; sternness, severity, rigor. Ex. hyācyā kanakyākhālīṃ kōṇa ṭikēla barēṃ? tyācā ka0 kaṭhīṇa hō. 2 (Commonly kaḍakā) Rigor of severity (of weather, esp. of cold, sometimes of wind and of rain). v paḍa, suṭa, cāla.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kanaka (कनक).—n Gold. Thorn-apple. kanaka nārāyaṇa A wealthy person-a Croesus.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kanaka (कनक).—Gold; कनकवलयं स्रस्तं स्रस्तं मया प्रतिसार्यते (kanakavalayaṃ srastaṃ srastaṃ mayā pratisāryate) Ś.3.12; Meghadūta 2,39,67.
-kaḥ 1 The Palāś tree.
2) The Dhattūra tree (several other plants as gugguḷa, candana, campaka &c.)
3) Mountain ebony.
Derivable forms: kanakam (कनकम्).
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Kānaka (कानक).—a. [kanaka-aṇ] Golden.
-kam The seed of a plant (jayapāla-bīja).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kanaka (कनक).—m. (in Sanskrit gold, only nt.), (1) gold: Lalitavistara 165.9 dhana-maṇi-kanakāḥ, acc. pl., all mss. and Calcutta (see LV.) (Lefm. em. °kā); (2) = Kanakamuni, q.v.; (3) name of a nāga king: Mahā-Māyūrī 247.1.
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Kāṇaka (काणक).—adj. (= Sanskrit kāṇa; pejorative ka, or m.c.?), one-eyed: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 113.11 (verse) vaṅkāś ca ye kāṇaka kuṇṭhakāś ca; in Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 94.13 (verse) KN bībhatsakāḥ kāṇaku (nom. pl.!) kaṇḍakāś ca, but read with WT for the last kuṇṭhakāś ca, and possibly before it kāṇa ku-(kuṇṭh°), see kuṇṭhaka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaṃ) Gold. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. The name of a tree which bears red flowers, (Butea frondosa:) see palāśa. 2. Thorn apple, (Datura metel, &c.) 3. Another plant, (Mesua ferrea:) see nāgakeśara. 4. Mountain ebony, (Bauhinia variegata, &c.) see kāñcanāla. 5. A black sort of agallochum. 6. A shrub yielding a yellow fragrant flower, (Michelia champaca.) E. kana to shine, aka Unadi aff.
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(-kaṃ) The seed of the croton.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kanaka (कनक).—[kan + aka], n. Gold, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 28; 30.
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Kānaka (कानक).—i. e. kanaka + a, adj. Golden, [Suśruta] 1, 99, 5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kanaka (कनक).—[neuter] gold; [masculine] [Name] of [several] plants.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kanaka (कनक):—[from kan] a n. (Comm. on [Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 32]) gold, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Śakuntalā] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. thorn-apple, [Suśruta]
3) [v.s. ...] Mesua Ferrea, [Bhartṛhari]
4) [v.s. ...] several other plants (Michelia Campaka, Butea Frondosa, Bauhinea Variegata, Cassia Sophora, a kind of bdellium, a kind of sandal-wood), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a kind of decoction, [Caraka]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of particular Grahas or Ketus, [Atharvaveda-pariśiṣṭa]
7) [v.s. ...] Name of several men
8) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
9) Kanakā (कनका):—[from kanaka > kan] f. one of the seven tongues of fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) Kanaka (कनक):—[from kan] mfn. of gold, golden, [Saṃhitā-upaniṣad-brāhmaṇa 44, 1.]
11) b See under √kan.
12) Kānaka (कानक):—mfn. ([from] kanaka), golden, [Suśruta i, 99, 5]
13) n. the seed of Croton Jamalgota, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kanaka (कनक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Gold. m. A tree, (Butea frondosa.)
2) Kānaka (कानक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Seed of the croton.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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 (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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kanaka (कनक) [Also spelled kanak]:—(nm) see [gehūṃ]; see [sonā]; see [dhatūrā].
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kaṇaka (ಕಣಕ):—[noun] dough made of wheat flour, a premix for making different food items, esp. for making ಹೋಳಿಗೆ [holige] a sweet dish.
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1) [noun] a yellow malleable ductile high-density metallic element resistant to chemical reaction, occurring naturally in quartz veins and gravel, and precious as a monetary medium, widely used in jewellery (symbol Au); gold.
2) [noun] the tree Cynometra nimosoides (= C. ramiflora) of Caesalpiniaceae family.
3) [noun] the plant Datura metel of Solanaceae family.
4) [noun] the tree Butea frondosa of Papilionaceae family; flame of the forest.
5) [noun] the mountain ebony.
6) [noun] the seventh largest planet of the solar system and the fourth in distance from the sun; the Mars.
7) [noun] (myth.) name of one of the seven tongues (flames) of fire.
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Kānaka (ಕಾನಕ):—[adjective] made of, containing, yielding or having the colour or lustre of, gold; golden.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.14.9 < [Chapter 14 - The Liberation of Śakaṭāsura and Tṛṇāvarta]
Verse 2.9.17 < [Chapter 9 - Brahmā’s Prayers]
Verse 1.1.2 < [Chapter 1 - Description of Śrī-Kṛṣṇa’s Glories]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 17 - The Superintendent of Forest Produce < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)