Kankara, Kaṅkara: 10 definitions



Kankara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Kaṅkara (कङ्कर) is the sixteenth of sixty digits (decimal place) in an special enumeration system mentioned by Vasubandhu in his Abhidharmakośa (“treasury of knowledge”). The explanations of the measure of years, eons, and so forth must be comprehended through calculation based on a numerical system. Enumeration begins from one and increases by a factor of ten for each shift in decimal place. The sixtieth number in this series is called “countless”.

Among these decimal positions (e.g., kaṅkara), the first nine positions from one to one hundred million are called ‘single set enumeration’. From a billion up to, but not including countless is “the enumeration of the great companion” and is called the ‘recurring enumeration’.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaṅkara (कंकर).—m Gravel: also a single pebble or particle. Pr. naramadēnta jitakē kaṃ0 titakē śaṅkara. 2 (Commonly kāṅkara) A brace of a drum.

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kaṅkara (कंकर) [or री, rī].—f A variety of the Acacia. The same with dēvabābhaḷa.

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kāṅkara (कांकर).—m A brace (of a drum). 2 R A mark of a goring.

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

kaṅkara (कंकर).—m A brace of a drum. Gravel, a simple pebble or particle.

context information

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

Kaṅkara (कङ्कर).—a. [kaṃ sukhaṃ kirati kṣipati kṝ-ac] Bad, vile, despicable.

-ram 1 Butter-milk (mixed with water).

2) A high number (= 1 niyutas).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kaṅkara (कङ्कर).—(once °la, once kiṃkara), m. or nt., a nigh number, according to Lalitavistara 100 niyuta, but sometimes 100 biṃbara, q.v.: m. (°raḥ) Mahāvyutpatti 7830 (cited from Gaṇḍavyūha); 8004; nt. (°ram) Mahāvyutpatti 7704; 7957 (cited from Lalitavistara); Tibetan in all gtams; Lalitavistara 147.21; Gaṇḍavyūha 133.1 (kiṃkaram); Sukhāvatīvyūha 30.15 kaṃkarāṇi; gender undetermined Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 409.6; Lalitavistara 151.3 Gaṇḍavyūha 105.19 (kaṅkala); 206.17.

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

Kaṅkara (कङ्कर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Vile, bad. n.

(-raṃ) Buttermilk mixed with water. See kañjara. E. ka implying bad, or kaṃ water, kara what does or makes.

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

1) Kaṅkara (कङ्कर):—mfn. vile, bad, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) n. buttermilk mixed with water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) a particular high number, [Lalita-vistara]

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

Kaṅkara (कङ्कर):—[(raḥ-rī-raṃ) a.] Vile, bad. n. Butter-milk mixed with water.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Kaṅkara (कङ्कर):—

1) adj. schlecht (kutsita). —

2) n. Buttermilch mit Wasser gemischt (s. takra) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 530.] —

3) eine best. grosse Zahl (= 100 Nijuta) [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 129. 181. 183. 185.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa 140.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 422.] — Vgl. kaccara, kaṭura, kaṭvara, kadara, kadvara .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kaṅkara (कङ्कर):——

1) *Adj. schlecht.

2) n. — a) *Buttermilch mit Wasser. — b) eine best. hohe Zahl [Lalitavistarapurāṇa 168,13.]

context information

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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