Kannada, Kannaḍa: 4 definitions


Kannada means something in the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

The Kannaḍa language during the rule of Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—Though their rulers, the Śilāhāras, were Kannaḍa-speaking, the territorial terms in vogue in the country under their rule were derived from. Sanskrit. In the country above the ghāṭs, however, Kannaḍa was the language of most of the inhabitants. So the territorial terms in that region were derived from Kannaḍa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kannaḍa.—written in English as Kanarese; language and alphabet of the Kannaḍr3gas, i. e. the people of Karṇāta (Sans- krit form of Kannada). Note: kannaḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kaṇṇāḍa (कण्णाड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Karṇāṭa.

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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

Kaṇṇaḍa (ಕಣ್ಣಡ):—

1) [noun] a small opaque screen tied to the eye (while one’s eye is under medical treatment).

2) [noun] anything that keeps an object from being seen.

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Kannaḍa (ಕನ್ನಡ):—

1) [noun] the state of Karnāṭaka, in South India with Beṃgaḷūru (Bangalore) as its capital.

2) [noun] one of the major Dravidian languages and the official language of Karnāṭaka state.

3) [noun] the people or a member of them, who speak this language.

4) [noun] (mus.) a mode having 6 notes in ascending order and all the seven in the mutative descending order, a derivative of the main mode Harikāmbhōji.

5) [noun] ಕನ್ನಡಂಗೊಳಿಸು [kannadamgolisu] kannaḍaṃgoḷisu to translate a passage, book etc. into Kannaḍa language; 2. to adapt (something) to suit to the Kannaḍa language, state or people; ಕನ್ನಡದ ಖಗ [kannadada khaga] kannaḍada khaga = ಕನ್ನಡವಕ್ಕಿ [kannadavakki].

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Kannaḍa (ಕನ್ನಡ):—

1) [noun] a small opaque screen tied to the eye (under treatment).

2) [noun] anything that keeps an object from being seen.

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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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