Kaniyasa, Kanīyasa, Kānīyasa: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kanīyasa (कनीयस) refers to the “(lineage of the) youngest” according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Śiva, that is, Śrīnātha has entered the four sacred seats (i.e., Oḍḍiyāṇa, Jālandhara, Pūrṇagiri and Kāmarūpa) along with Umā, the goddess. [...] Thus that Siddha has attained repose in knowledge. He has acquired knowledge and is famous in the world. His body has come down into the Lineage of the Youngest (kanīyasa-ovallī). Who is he? He is said to be the sun, the husband of the dawn. The other name he has assumed is Mitra and so (this Siddha) is called Mitrīśa.  [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kanīyasa (कनीयस).—a.

1) Smaller, less.

2) Younger.

-sam Copper.

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Kānīyasa (कानीयस).—a. younger ततः कानीयसा एव देवाः (tataḥ kānīyasā eva devāḥ) Bṛ. Up.I.3.1.

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

Kanīyasa (कनीयस).—n.

(-saṃ) Copper. E. kan to shine, īyasac aff.

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

Kanīyasa (कनीयस).—i. e. kanīyaṃs + a, adj. 1. Smaller, Mahābhārata 13, 2560. 2. Younger, Mahābhārata 1, 3518.

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

Kanīyasa (कनीयस).—[adjective] smaller, less, younger.

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

1) Kanīyasa (कनीयस):—[from kana] mfn. younger, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] smaller, less, [Mahābhārata xiii, 2560]

3) [v.s. ...] n. ‘of less value’, copper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Kānīyasa (कानीयस):—m. [plural] ([from] kanīyas), less in number, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv, 4, 1, 1.]

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

Kanīyasa (कनीयस):—(saṃ) 1. n. Copper.

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Kaniyasa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kanīyasa (ಕನೀಯಸ):—[noun] a petty, small-minded man.

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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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