Kankatika, Kaṅkatikā: 5 definitions


Kankatika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Kankatika in Kavya glossary
Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Kaṅkatikā (कङ्कतिका) in Sanskrit (or Kaṃkasī in Prakrit) refers to a “little comb”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(CDIAL 2598; JOIB XV P. 414; ST p. 10, 48, 115).

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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»] — Kankatika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṅkatikā (कङ्कतिका).—A comb, haircomb; Rām.2.91.77; शिरसीव कङ्कतमपेतमूर्धजे (śirasīva kaṅkatamapetamūrdhaje) Śi.15.33.

-taḥ 1 A kind of tree (atibalā).

2) A poisonous animal.

See also (synonyms): kaṅkata, kaṅkatī.

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

1) Kaṅkaṭika (कङ्कटिक):—[from kaṅkaṭa] mfn. relating to armour [gana] kumudādi, [Pāṇini 4-2, 80.]

2) Kaṅkaṭīka (कङ्कटीक):—[from kaṅkaṭa] m. Name of Śiva, L

3) Kaṅkatikā (कङ्कतिका):—[from kaṅkata] f. a comb

4) [v.s. ...] Sida Rhombifolia, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kankatika 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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