Kani, Kaṇī, Kanī: 12 definitions

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Kani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kānī.—(IE 8-6), Bengali; a land measure equal to one- sixteenth of a Doṇ; cf. kākinī. Note: kānī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Kāṇi.—(IE 8-6; EI 24, 28, 30; SII 3) Tamil; a land measure equal to one-eightieth of a veli. (SITI), Tamil; a weight. Note: kāṇi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaṇī (कणी).—f (kaṇa S) A broken bit; a particle (esp. of rice or other grain), a granule. 2 The portion remaining hard in grain imperfectly boiled. 3 R The flour used to thicken some preparations of vegetables. 4 pl The granulations of rich and fresh ghee, honey, candied sugar &c. 5 pl Broken kernels of rice: also particles of rice or other grain boiled. 6 The pupil of the eye. kaṇyā kaṇyā karaṇēṃ To beg meanly and importunately: also to excuse one's self abjectly. kaṇyā khāūna miśāṃsa tūpa lāvaṇēṃ To pinch one's belly in order to cut a dash in company.

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kānī (कानी).—f A disease attacking jōndhaḷā, the smut. C The loop either of the dāvēṃ or dāvaṇa; either the loop which encircles the bullock's neck, or that loop which, proceeding from the dāvaṇa, meets and is connected with this by a knot in the middle. 3 A string of a suspending sling.

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kānī (कानी).—. Add as second sense:--2 also kānhī, and this form is the common form, Dark discoloration upon the female breast, indicative of advanced conception. v .

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

kaṇī (कणी).—f A broken bit, a granule. kaṇyākaṇyā karaṇēṃ Beg meanly and importunately. dāntācyā kaṇyā karaṇēṃ To din a thing repeat- edly into one's ears-but with no effect.

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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

Kanī (कनी).—A daughter or girl.

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

Kanī (कनी).—f. (-nī) A girl, a maiden. E. kan to shine, ac and ṅīṣ affs.

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

Kanī (कनी).—[feminine] girl, maiden (in [adjective] l. only [genetive] [plural]).

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

1) Kaṇī (कणी):—[from kaṇa > kaṇ] f. = kaṇikā below, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Kanī (कनी):—[from kana] f. a girl, maiden, [Ṛg-veda] (only [genitive case] [plural] kanīnām), [Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha; Kāvyādarśa]

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

Kanī (कनी):—(nī) 3. f. A girl.

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Kani in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kanī (कनी):—(nf) a particle; broken piece of rice; diamond dust; drop; —[cāṭanā] to commit suicide by an intake of diamond dust.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of seeing; vision.

2) [noun] something supposedly seen by other than normal sight; something perceived in a dream, trance, etc. or supernaturally revealed, as to a prophet.

3) [noun] the act or habit of telling the same thing repeatedly (in a boring manner).

4) [noun] ಕಣಿ ಮಾಡು [kani madu] kaṇi māḍu to putforth untenable reasons just to postpone doing something; ಕಣಿ ಹೇಳು [kani helu] kaṇi hēḷu to predict something supposedly seen by other than normal sight; something perceived in a dream, trance, etc. or supernaturally revealed, as to a prophet; to foretell.

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—[noun] the hard, solid, non-metallic mineral matter of which rock is composed; a piece of this; a stone.

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—[noun] space; room.

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—

1) [noun] a thick, strong cord made of intertwisted strands of fiber; a rope.

2) [noun] a complicated, perplexing, difficult situation.

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—[noun] a groove, furrow or track, esp. one made in the ground by the passage of wheeled vehicles; a deeper, narrower passage (as made by a river system by draining the land).

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—[noun] a mine a) a large excavation made in the earth, from which to extract metallic ores, coal, precious stones, salt or certain other minerals; b) any great source of supply; a person or thing that houses many (qualities, attributes esp. of special nature).

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—[noun] a distinguishing voice of a singer or sound of a musical instrument.

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—[noun] (dial.) a spectacle, a variety of agricultural produce (fruits, vegetables, etc.) placed before a deity on the new year eve, to be seen first the next day by the household.

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Kaṇi (ಕಣಿ):—[noun] (dial.) a water course.

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Kani (ಕನಿ):—

1) [verb] to emit or reflect light; to be bright; to glow; to shine.

2) [verb] to become black.

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Kani (ಕನಿ):—

1) [verb] (a fruit) to ripe.

2) [verb] to have rancid smell.

3) [verb] to melt (from heat).

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Kani (ಕನಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಕನಿಕರ [kanikara].

2) [noun] 2) the light reflected from a smooth surface; flash; the state of glittering.

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Kāṇi (ಕಾಣಿ):—

1) [noun] an old coin of very small value (one-sixty forth of a paṇa, now obs.).

2) [noun] (obs.) a tax levied (on transfer of rights of property hereditarily ?).

3) [noun] something given to show friendship, affection, suport or allegiance.

4) [noun] an old measure of land.

5) [noun] the right of a person for hereditary property as lands, fees of office, etc.

6) [noun] property owned hereditarily.

7) [noun] evenness of both the pans of a weighing scale.

8) [noun] a weight used to to balance both the pans of a weighing scale; equipoise; counterweight.

9) [noun] a person hired to guard a property; a watchman.

10) [noun] (gen.) wealth.

11) [noun] ಕಾಣಿಕಟ್ಟು [kanikattu] kāṇi kaṭṭu to balance both the pans of a scale, using the differential weight.

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Kāṇi (ಕಾಣಿ):—[noun] the plant Grangea maderaspatana (= Artemisia maderaspatana) of Asteraceae family.

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Kāni (ಕಾನಿ):—[noun] = ಕಾನ್ [kan].

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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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