Kankataka, Kamkataka, Kaṅkaṭaka: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Kankataka in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kaṅkaṭaka (कङ्कटक) or Kaṅkaṭakādri or Vaṅkaṭaka is the name of a mountain whose lord is named Ūrdhvaroman: a Vidyādhara king who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side but was slain by Prabhāsa, who participated in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... when they heard that [speech of Śrutaśarman], eight warriors in anger surrounded Prabhāsa.... One was a king of the Vidyādharas named Ūrdhvaroman, a lord of hosts of warriors, dwelling in the great mountain named Kaṅkaṭaka”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kaṅkaṭaka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kankataka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṅkaṭaka (कङ्कटक).—

1) Mail; defensive armour; military accoutrements; कङ्कटोन्मुक्तदेहैः (kaṅkaṭonmuktadehaiḥ) Ve.2.27,5.1; R.7.59; Śi.18.2; उरच्छदः कङ्कटको जगरः कवचोऽस्त्रियाम् (uracchadaḥ kaṅkaṭako jagaraḥ kavaco'striyām) Amar. ...व्यूढकङ्कटको युवा (vyūḍhakaṅkaṭako yuvā) Śiva. B.24.33.

2) An iron hook to goad an elephant (aṅkuśa).

Derivable forms: kaṅkaṭakaḥ (कङ्कटकः).

See also (synonyms): kaṅkaṭa.

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

Kaṅkaṭaka (कङ्कटक):—[from kaṅkaṭa] m. armour, mail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kankataka 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

[«previous next»] — Kankataka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṃkaṭaka (ಕಂಕಟಕ):—[noun] = ಕಂಕಟ - [kamkata -] 1.

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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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