Kantakin, Kaṇṭakin: 8 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṇṭakin (कण्टकिन्).—a. (- f.)

1) Thorny, prickly; कण्टकिनो वनान्ताः (kaṇṭakino vanāntāḥ) Vikr.1.116.

2) Vexatious, troublesome. -m. A fish. -m., f. Name of several plants:-खदिर, मदन, गोक्षुर, वंश, बदर (khadira, madana, gokṣura, vaṃśa, badara).

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

Kaṇṭakin (कण्टकिन्).—mfn. (-kī-kinī-ki) 1. Thorny, prickly. 2. Vexatious, annoying. m. (-kī) 1. A fish. 2. A tree, (Mimosa catechu.) 3. A plant. (Vangueria spinosa.) 4. A bamboo. 5. The jujube. E. kaṇṭaka a thorn or small bone, and ini poss. aff.

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

Kaṇṭakin (कण्टकिन्).—i. e. kaṇṭaka + in, adj., f. . Thorny, Mahābhārata 1, 2851.

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

Kaṇṭakin (कण्टकिन्).—[adjective] thorny; [masculine] thorn-plant.

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

1) Kaṇṭakin (कण्टकिन्):—[from kaṇṭa] mfn. thorny, prickly, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Suśruta] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] vexatious, annoying

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of several plants (viz. Acacia Catechu; Vanguiera Spinosa; Ruellia Longifolia; Zizyphus Jujuba; bamboo), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kaṇṭakin (कण्टकिन्):—(kī) 5. m. A fish; a tree (Mimosa cateha).

[Sanskrit to German]

Kantakin 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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