Kancanaka, Kañcanaka, Kāñcanakā, Kāñcanaka: 5 definitions


Kancanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kanchanaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kāñcanakā (काञ्चनका).—The capital city of Pravīra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 184.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Kañcanaka, (adj.) golden J. IV, 379 (°daṇḍa). (Page 176)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāñcanaka (काञ्चनक).—The fruit of rice or grain.

-kam Yellow orpiment.

Derivable forms: kāñcanakaḥ (काञ्चनकः).

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

Kāñcanaka (काञ्चनक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Mountain ebony, &c. n.

(-kaṃ) Yellow orpiment. E. kāñcana gold, &c. and kan affix, implying resemblance or identity.

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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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