Kanishthaka, Kaniṣṭhaka: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kaniṣṭhaka can be transliterated into English as Kanisthaka or Kanishthaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaniṣṭhaka (कनिष्ठक).—a. The smallest; कनिष्ठिका च तिष्ठति (kaniṣṭhikā ca tiṣṭhati) Av.1.17.2.

-ṣṭhikā The little finger; कनिष्ठिकाधिष्ठितकालिदासा (kaniṣṭhikādhiṣṭhitakālidāsā) Subhāṣ.

-kam A kind of grass.

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

Kaniṣṭhaka (कनिष्ठक).—[feminine] ṣṭhikā the smallest; [feminine] kaniṣṭhikā the little finger; subordination, obedience.

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

1) Kaniṣṭhaka (कनिष्ठक):—[from kana] mf(ikā)n. the smallest, [Atharva-veda i, 17, 2]

2) [from kana] n. a sort of grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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