Kanana, Kānana: 14 definitions



Kanana 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kānana (कानन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.52.9, IX.44.81) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kānana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Kānana (कानन) refers to “forest” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles [viz., Kānana] and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kānana : (nt.) forest; grove.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kānana, (nt.) (cp. Sk. kānana) a glade in the forest, a grove, wood Sn. 1134 (=Nd2 s. v. vanasaṇḍa); Th. 2, 254 (=ThA. 210 upavana); J. VI, 557; Sdhp. 574. (Page 203)

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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

kānana (कानन).—n S A forest, wood, grove. Ex. kīṃ pāpa- kānana nicārī || hē dāvāgni kēvaḷa pai ||.

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

kānana (कानन).—n A wood, forest, grove.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kanana (कनन).—a. One-eyed; cf. काण (kāṇa).

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Kānana (कानन).—

1) A forest, a grove; R.12.27,13.18; छन्नोपान्तः परिणतफलज्योतिभिः काननाम्रैः (channopāntaḥ pariṇataphalajyotibhiḥ kānanāmraiḥ) Me.18,44; काननावनि (kānanāvani) forest-ground.

2) The mouth of Brahmā.

3) A house. cf. काननं विपिने गेहे परमेष्ठिमुखेऽपि च (kānanaṃ vipine gehe parameṣṭhimukhe'pi ca) Med.

Derivable forms: kānanam (काननम्).

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

Kanana (कनन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) One-eyed. E. kan to shine, yuc aff.

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Kānana (कानन).—nf. (-naṃ-nī) 1. A forest, a grove. 2. The face of Brahma. 3. A house. E. kani to shine, in the causal form, and lyuṭ affix, or ka Brahma, and ānana a face.

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

Kānana (कानन).—n. 1. A forest, [Hiḍimbavadha] 1, 42. 2. A grove, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 68, 12.

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

Kānana (कानन).—[neuter] forest; nānta [neuter] region of the [feminine]; naukas [masculine] ape (inhabitant of the [feminine]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kānana (कानन):—1. kānana n. (said to be [from] √kan) a forest, grove (sometimes in connection with vana), [Rāmāyaṇa; Nalopākhyāna; Raghuvaṃśa; Pañcatantra; Suśruta]

2) (ifc. f(ā). , [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa])

3) a house, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) 2. kānana n. ([from] 3. ka + ānana), the face of Brahmā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kanana (कनन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] One-eyed.

2) Kānana (कानन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A forest, a grove; face of Brahmā a; house.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kanana (कनन):—adj. einäugig [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 453.] — Vgl. kāṇa .

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Kānana (कानन):—1. n. [Siddhāntakaumudī.249,a,8.]

1) Wald [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 1, 1. 3, 4, 18, 129.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1110.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 366.] [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 51. Nalopākhyāna 12, 23. 44.] [Hiḍimbavadha 1, 42.] [Suśruta 1, 22, 8.] [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 27.] [Meghadūta 18. 43.] In Verbindung mit vana Wald: parvataṃ bahukūṭamsakānanavanam [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 68, 12. 6, 2, 15.] kānanavanāni [Pañcatantra III, 271.] Am Ende eines adj. comp. f. ā [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 37, 17. 3, 25, 26. 6, 72, 13.] [Raghuvaṃśa 13, 18.] —

2) Haus [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa]

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Kānana (कानन):—2. (2. ka + ānana) n. Brahman's Antlitz [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 366.] [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 51.]

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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.

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