Kanksh, Kāṅkṣ: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kāṅkṣ can be transliterated into English as Kanks or Kanksh, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāṅkṣ (काङ्क्ष्).—1 P. (kāṅkṣati, kāṅkṣita) (epic Ātm. also).

1) To wish, desire, long for; यत्काङ्क्षन्ति तपोभिरन्यमुनय- स्तस्मिंस्तपस्यन्त्यमी (yatkāṅkṣanti tapobhiranyamunaya- stasmiṃstapasyantyamī) Ś.7.12; न शोचति न काङ्क्षति (na śocati na kāṅkṣati) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 12.7; न काङ्क्षे विजयं कृष्ण (na kāṅkṣe vijayaṃ kṛṣṇa) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.32; R.12.58; Manusmṛti 2.242.

2) To expect, wait for.

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

Kāṅkṣ (काङ्क्ष्).— (an old desider. of kam, *kaṅkaṃs, by intermediate kaṅkas), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] (in epic poetry also [Ātmanepada.], Mahābhārata 13, 769). 1. To wish, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 12, 17. 2. To desire, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 17, 18. 3. To wait for, Mahābhārata 3, 414. 4. To attend to (with the dat.), [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 25, 43. kāṅkṣita, n. Desire, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 29, 9.

— With the prep. anu anu, To desire, Mahābhārata 2, 2135 ([Ātmanepada.]).

— With abhi abhi, To desire, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 49, 15. [Causal.] To desire, Mahābhārata 3, 12457.

— With ā ā, 1. To desire, Mahābhārata 1, 4286. 2. To strive for, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 153. 3. To seek (with the gen.), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 162. 4. To turn towards, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 258. 5. To want, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 121. 6. To expect, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 5. 19.

— With pratyā prati-ā, To expect, Mahābhārata 12, 4870 ([Ātmanepada.]); to wait for, 4, 734 ([Ātmanepada.]).

— With samā sam-ā, To desire, Mahābhārata 4, 1664.

— With pra pra, To desire, [Suśruta] 1, 52, 6.

— With prati prati, To long for, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 112, 12 ([Ātmanepada.]).

— With vi vi, To intend, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 13136.

— Cf. perhaps [Gothic.] huhru; A. S. hungor.

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

Kāṅkṣ (काङ्क्ष्):—(connected with √kam) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] kāṅkṣati (cakāṅkṣa, akāṅkṣīt, [Dhātupāṭha xvii, 16]), [Epic] also [Ātmanepada] te, to wish, desire, long for, hope for (with [accusative]), expect, wait for, await (with [accusative]), strive to obtain, look for anything ([dative case]), [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhagavad-gītā; Meghadūta; Suśruta] :—[Causal] kāṅkṣayati, acakāṅkṣat, [Patañjali on Pāṇini 7-4, 1], [vArttika] 1: [Desiderative] cikāṅkṣiṣati:—[Intensive] cākāṅkṣyate and cākāṃṣṭi.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kāṅkṣ (काङ्क्ष्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āha, Kaṃkha, Maha, Vaṃpha, Vacca, Viluṃpa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kanksh 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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