Kanna, Kaññā, Kaṇṇa: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kanna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kaññā : (m.) a girl; maiden.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kaṇṇa, (Vedic karṇa, orig. not associated with hearing, therefore not used to signify the sense (sota is used instead; cp. akkhi›cakkhu), but as “projection” to *ker, from which also Sk. śṛṇga horn. Cp. Gr. kόrus helmet; Lat. cornu & cervus=E. corner, horn & hart. Further related Sk. aśri (caturaśraḥ four-cornered), śaṣkuli auditory passage; Lat. ācer=Gr. a)/kris, a)/kanos, o)cuζ; Ger. ecke; also Sk. śūla & P. koṇa) 1. a corner, an angle Vin. I, 48, 286; J. I, 73; III, 42; V, 38; VI, 519; PvA. 74; DhA. II, 178; Dāvs II. 111.—cīvara° the edge of the garment Vism. 389. frequent in cpd. catu° (catukkaṇṇa) four-cornered, square, as Ep. of Niraya Nd2 304III=Pv. I, 1013 (explained by catu-koṇa). Also of cloth Vin. II, 228; J. I, 426; IV, 250.—2. the ear Sn. 608; J. I, 146, 194; DhA. I, 390 (dasā°). frequent in phrase kaṇṇaṃ chindati (to cut off the ear) as punishment, e.g. A. I, 47.—Loc. kaṇṇe in the ear, i.e. in a low tone, in a whisper DhA. I, 166.—3. the tip of a spoon J. I. 347.—assakaṇṇa N. of a tree (see under assa3).

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Kanna, (adj.) (Sk. skanna) trickling down J. V, 445. (Page 186)

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Kaññā, (f.) (from kanīna young, compar. kanīyah, superl. kaniṣṭha; orig. “newly sprung” from *qen, cp. Gr. kainόs, Vedic kanyā, Lat. re-cen(t)s, Ags. hindema “novissimus. ” See also kaniṭṭha) a young (unmarried) woman, maiden, girl Pv. I, 111.—As emblem of beauty in simile khattiya-kaññā vā ... pannarasa-vassuddesikā vā solasa-vassuddesikā vā ... M. I, 88; in combination khattiya-kaññā, brāhmaṇa-k°, etc. A. II, 205; IV, 128; Kisāgotamī nāma khattiya-k° J. I, 60; deva° a celestial nymph J. I, 61.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kanna (कन्न).—[kana-kta]

1) Sin.

2) A swoon, a fainting fit.

Derivable forms: kannam (कन्नम्).

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

Kanna (कन्न).—n.

(-nnaṃ) Fainting, falling in a fit or state of insensibility; in some copies this word is read kalla.

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

1) Kanna (कन्न):—m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Rāmāyaṇa] ([edition] Gorresio), [ v, 91, 7], ([varia lectio] kaṇva)

2) n. fainting, falling in a fit or state of insensibility, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) sin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) ([varia lectio] kalla.)

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

Kanna (कन्न):—(nnaṃ) 1. n. Fainting.

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Kanna 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kannā (कन्ना):—(nm) edge, border; that part of the kite to which the string is tied; -[ḍhīlā honā] to get demoralised; to fall into disarray; [kanne se uḍanā/kaṭanā] to come clean out from, to be cut off at the parts where it is tied (said of a kite); to be clean-swept, to be thoroughly beaten.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kaṇṇa (कण्ण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kanyā.

2) Kaṇṇa (कण्ण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kaṇva.

3) Kaṇṇa (कण्ण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Karṇa.

4) Kaṇṇa (कण्ण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Karṇa.

5) Kaṇṇā (कण्णा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kanyā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kanna (ಕನ್ನ):—

1) [noun] a hole made by a burglar in a house-wall.

2) [noun] the act or an instance of breaking into a house at night to commit theft; burglary.

3) [noun] ಕನ್ನವಿಡುವ ಕಳ್ಳನನ್ನು ಮನ್ನಿಸಿ ತರು [kannaviduva kallanannu mannisi taru] kannaviḍuva kaḷḷanannu mannisi taru to nourish a viper in one’s bossom.

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Kanna (ಕನ್ನ):—[noun] either side of the face between the nose and ear, below the eye; the cheek.

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Kanna (ಕನ್ನ):—[noun] the part of the body specialised for the perception of sound; organ of hearing; the ear.

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Kanna (ಕನ್ನ):—[noun] the black colour.

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Kanna (ಕನ್ನ):—[noun] the act or an instance of breaking of divine or moral law, esp. by a conscious act; a sin.

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Kanna (ಕನ್ನ):—[noun] a condition of temporary loss of consciousness as a result of an inadequate flow of blood to the brain; faint.

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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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