Kannu, Kaṇṇu: 1 definition


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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṇṇu (ಕಣ್ಣು):—

1) [noun] the organ of vision; the eye.

2) [noun] a look; glance; gaze.

3) [noun] a thing like an eye in appearance or function as a) a bud of a tuber, as a potato; b) the spot on a peacock’s tail feather; c) the threading hole in a needle; d) a hole in a tool, as for a handle; e) a mark or spot on the surface of a die; f) the hole or space left open in a net; g) a hole; a cavity; an eyelet.

4) [noun] the small opening between nail and the finger or toe.

5) [noun] (fig.) the important, attractive and vital part of anything.

6) [noun] the excellent, superior thing in the class or group.

7) [noun] (fig.) compassionate feeling or treatment; kindness; mercy.

8) [noun] the supposed power of a look causing harm to the person or object looked at.

9) [noun] the central portion of any percussion instrument, where it is played with fingers; the black dough pasted on there; ಕಣ್ಣ ಬಿನದ [kanna binada] kaṇṇa binada the pleasure brought by pleasant sight.

10) [noun] (a title) he whose presence brings joy; ಕಣ್ಣ ಮೆಯ್ಯ [kanna meyya] kaṇna meyya an epithet of Indra, the Lord or gods; ಕಣ್ಣಲಾಗೆನೆ [kannalagene] kaṇṇalāgene very quickly; within a wink; ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಕೆಲಸಮಾಡು [kannige enne bittukomdu kelasamadu]/ಹುಡುಕು [huduku] kaṇṇalli eṇṇehākikoṇḍu kelasa māḍu/huḍuku (fig.) to work throughout (without a break)/ examine or search for (something) very carefully; to watch without winking; ಕಣ್ಣಲ್ಲಿ ಒತ್ತು [kannalli ottu] kaṇṇalli ottu to be a visually offensive or ugly thing; (an object belonging to another) to cause envious feeling; ಕಣ್ಣಲ್ಲಿ ಕಣ್ಣಿಟ್ಟು ನೋಡು [kannalli kannittu nodu] kaṇṇalli kaṇṇiṭṭu nōḍu to look at another’s eyes (to know latter’s mind). 2. to watch, probe, very carefully for something; ಕಣ್ಣಲ್ಲಿ ರಕ್ತ ಬರು [kannalli rakta baru] kaṇṇalli rakta baru to work very hard; ಕಣ್ಣಾಗು [kannagu] kaṇṇāgu to look desirously at; 2. to become the object of attraction; 3. to be another’s guide; to lead another ; 4. to be affected by conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctive of the eye); ಕಣ್ಣಾಡಿಸು [kannadisu] kaṇṇaḍisu to have a look at;11) [noun] to glance through (usu. cursorily); to run through (a book, passage,etc.); 3) to signal by winking; ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಇಂಗು ಹಚ್ಚು [kannige imgu haccu] k aṇṇige ingu haccu (fig.) to cheat; to deceive; ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಕಣ್ಣು ಹತ್ತು [kannige kannu hattu] k aṇṇige k aṇṇu hattu to sleep; ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಕತ್ತಲೆ ಬರು [kannige kattale baru] k aṇṇu k attale baru (the mind) to become blank; to feel dizzy; to have a sensation of spinning or whirling; to faint; to lose consciousness temporarily; ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಬೀಳು [kannige bilu] k aṇṇige bīḷu to be seen, observed; ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಮಣ್ಣೆರಚು [kannige manneracu] k aṇṇige maṇṇeracu (fig.) to cheat; to deceive; ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಮಣ್ಣೆಸೆ [kannige mannese]/ಮಣ್ಣೆರಚು [manneracu] k aṇṇige maṇṇese/ maṇṇeracu (fig.) to mislead or deceive someone; to throw dust in someone’s eyes;ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಹಬ್ಬವಾಗಿರು [kannige habbavagiru] k aṇṇige habbavāgiru to be very pleasant to look at; to feast one’s eyes; ಕಣ್ಣಲ್ಲಿ ರಕ್ತ ಬರು [kannalli rakta baru] k aṇṇinalli rakta baru to undergo very muh hardship; to work very hard; ಕಣ್ಣು ಕಣ್ಣುಬಿಡು [kannu kannubidu] k aṇṇu k aṇṇu biḍu (fig.) to blink in a baffling stuation; to be baffled; ಕಣ್ಣು ಕತ್ತಲಿಡು [kannu kattalidu] k aṇṇu k attaliḍu = ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಕತ್ತಲೆ ಬರು [kannige kattale baru]; ಕಣ್ಣು ಕತ್ತಲೆ [kannu kattale] k aṇṇu k attale a fainting or loss of consciousness, caused by a temporary deficiency of blood supply to the brain; syncope; ಕಣ್ಣುಕೂಡು [kannukudu] k aṇṇukūḍu to sleep.

12) [noun] (eyes of beloved ones) to meet; (lovers) to have mutually amorous look; ಕಣ್ಣುಕೂರು [kannukuru] k aṇṇukūru = ಕಣ್ಣುಕೂಡು [kannukudu]; ಕಣ್ಣು ಕೀಳದಿರು [kannu kiladiru] k aṇṇu k īḷadiru to not stop looking at (something attractive, interesting etc.); ಕಣ್ಣು ಕೆಂಪಾಗು [kannu kempagu] k aṇṇu k empāgu (fig.) to be furious; to be enrage.

13) [noun] (fig.) (envious feeling) to be aroused; ಕಣ್ಣು ತಪ್ಪಿಸು [kannu tappisu] k aṇṇu tappisu to slip away stealthily; to escape; ಕಣ್ಣು ತಪ್ಪು [kannu tappu] k aṇṇu tappu an unintentional, careless mistake or omission; oversight; ಕಣ್ಣು ತಾಕು [kannu taku] k aṇṇu tāku to affect (someone or something) by one’s (supposed) evil look, envious intention; ಕಣ್ಣು ತಾಗು [kannu tagu] k aṇṇu tāgu = ಕಣ್ಣು ತಾಕು [kannu taku]; ಕಣ್ಣುತುಂಬ [kannutumba] k aṇṇu tumba (seeing) to one’s complete satisfaction; ಕಣ್ಣು ತೆರೆದು ನೋಡು [kannu teredu nodu] k aṇṇu teredu nōḍu (fig.) to realise; to open eye to the fact; ಕಣ್ಣು ತೆರೆಸು [kannu teresu] k aṇṇu teresu to cause one to realise; to enlighten a person; to open one’s eyes; ಕಣ್ಣು ನೆತ್ತಿಗೆ ಬರು [kannu nettige baru] k aṇṇu nettige baru to become very insolent, arrogant; ಕಣ್ಣು ಬರು [kannu baru] k aṇṇu baru (conjunctivitis) to affect one’s eyes.

14) [noun] (fig.) to get wisdom; ಕಣ್ಣು ಬಿಡು [kannu bidu] k aṇṇu biḍu to open one’s eyes; to see.

15) [noun] (fig.) to realise; to know the fact; ಕಣ್ಣು ಬೀಳು [kannu bilu] k aṇṇu bīḷu (one’s desirous look) to fall on.

16) [noun] (one’s evil look, malicious intention) to affect adversely on;ಕಣ್ಣು ಮಿಟುಕಿಸು [kannu mitukisu] k aṇṇu miṭukisu to wink.

17) [noun] (fig.) to signal by winking; ಕಣ್ಣು ಮುಚ್ಚಿ [kannu mucci] k aṇṇu mucci (used as an adverbial clause) without awareness; stupidly; ಕಣ್ಣು ಮುಚ್ಚಿಕುಳಿತಿರು [kannu muccikulitiru] k aṇṇu mucci k uḷitiru to ignore or pretend ignorance to or cooperate passively in, another’s wrongdoing; to close one’s eyes to soething; ಕಣ್ಣು ಮುಚ್ಚಿ ತೆಗೆಯುವುದರೊಳಗೆ [kannu mucci tegeyuvudarolage] k aṇṇu mucci tegeyuvudaroḷage (used as an adverbial clause fig.) very qickly or suddenly; before one could blink; ಕಣ್ಣು ಮುಟ್ಟಿಸು [kannu muttisu] k aṇṇu muṭṭisu (dial.) to cast an evil eye on; ಕಣ್ಣು ಹತ್ತು [kannu hattu] k aṇṇu hattu (conjunctivitis) to affect one’s eyes.

18) [noun] (one’s evil look) to cause evil (to another); ಕಣ್ಣುಹಾಕು [kannuhaku] k aṇṇu hāku to cast amorous glance.

19) [noun] to look enviously at.

20) [noun] to graft a bud of a tuber into another’s; to inoculate; ಕಣ್ಣುಹಾಯಿಸು [kannuhayisu] k aṇṇu hāyisu to look casually at; to have a cursory look; to glance; ಕಣ್ಣುಹೊಡೆ [kannuhode] k aṇṇu hoḍe = ಕಣ್ಣು ಮಿಟುಕಿಸು [kannu mitukisu]; ಕಣ್ಣು ಹೋಗು [kannu hogu] k aṇṇu hōgu (one’s power of vision) to be lost; ಕಣ್ಣೊರಸುವ ಮಾತು [kannorasuva matu]/ತಂತ್ರ [tamtra] k aṇṇorasuva mātu/tantra (fig.) something said or done merely for appearance or effect; humbug; an eyewash; ಮೈಯೆಲ್ಲಾ ಕಣ್ಣಾಗಿರು [maiyella kannagiru] maiyellā k aṇṇāgiru (fig.) to be very vigilant; to be extremely attentive; to be all eyes; ಒಂದು ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ, ಒಂದು ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಸುಣ್ಣ ಹಚ್ಚು [omdu kannige benne, omdu kannige sunna haccu] ondukaṇṇige beṇṇe, ondu k aṇṇige suṇṇa haccu to treat one fairly and another unfairly; to be biased; ತನ್ನ ಕಣ್ಣನ್ನು ತಾನೇ ನಂಬದಿರು [tanna kannannu tane nambadiru] tanna kaṇṇannu tānē nambadiru (fig.) to find it dificult to believe whether something seen is real or not; to be not able to believe one’s eyes; ಕೆಟ್ಟ ಕಣ್ಣು [ketta kannu] keṭṭa kaṇṇu (fig.) an eye or glance held capable of inflicting harm; ಕಣ್ಣು ಇರುವವರೆಗೆ ನೋಟ, ಕಾಲು ಇರುವವರೆಗೆ ಓಟ [kannu iruvavarege nota, kalu iruvavarege ota] kaṇṇu iruvavarege nōṭa, kālu iruvavarege ōṭa one can be effective as long as one has required means and resource; once wings are lost, no bird can fly; ಕಣ್ಣುಕಾಣದ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಗೆ ಮಣ್ಣೇನು, ಮಸಿಯೇನು [kannukanada hottege mannenu, masiyenu]? kaṇṇu kāṇada hoṭṭege maṇṇēnu, masiyēnu? hunger blinds one’s discretion.

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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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