Kanu, Kaṇū: 4 definitions



Kanu means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Kanū is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Kanū) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Kanū) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaṇū (कणू).—n (Dim. of kaṇa) A small particle.

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kānū (कानू).—f ( A) A rule, regulation, statute. Pr. kāna dyāvā paṇa kānū dēūṃ nayē. A maxim amongst tenants. Suffer anything, but take care that no new exaction be established by too easy compliance. Also expressed as kāna dēūṃ paṇa kānū sōḍaṇāra nāhīṃ. 2 The right of requiring, from every man exposing things for sale in the market, a portion of his goods.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kānū (कानू).—f A regulation, rule, statute.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṇu (ಕಣು):—[noun] the organ of sight; the eye.

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Kāṇu (ಕಾಣು):—

1) [verb] to perceive an object through the sense of the eye.

2) [verb] to perceive mentally; to understand; to logically judge and apprehend.

3) [verb] to see as a vision; to imagine (such as a thing to happen in future or the reality which otherwise not seen or perceived).

4) [verb] to meet a person; to visit; to call on; to receive as a visitor.

5) [verb] to get; to obtain; to secure; to attain.

6) [verb] to become visible or to be seen; to appear.

7) [verb] ಕಂಡವರು [kamdavaru] kaṇḍavaru (pl.) persons seen (casually); 2. not related persons; unconcerned persons; outsiders; 3. persons who witnessed (an event, etc.); ಕಂಡುಬರು [kamdubaru] kaṇḍu baru to be seen; to become visible; to appear; 2. to become known; to be perceived or be perceivable; ಕಂಡುಹಿಡಿ [kamduhidi] kaṇḍu hiḍi to determine after a probe or judicial enquiry; 2. to find out (a lost thing or fact); 3. to discover ( a thing, way, etc.); 4. to design for the first time (as a scientific invention); ಕಂಡೆಗೊಳ್ [kamdegol] k aṇḍegoḷto see; to look at; ಕಾಣಬರು [kanabaru] kāṇabaru = ಕಂಡುಬರು [kamdubaru]; ಕಾಣಗೊಡಿಸು [kanagodisu] kāṇagoḍisu to cause to be seen; 2. to enable to see; ಕಾಣಗೊಡು [kanagodu] kāṇagoḍu to allow to be seen; 2. to allow to see; ಕಂಡವರ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಬಾವೀಲಿ ದೂಡಿ ಆಳ ನೋಡು [kamdavara makkalannu bavili dudi ala nodu] kaṇḍavara makkaḷannu bāvīli dūḍI āḷa nōḍu for one’s benefit, employ another on a dangerous job; the barber learns to shave on the orphaṇs face; ಕಾಣೆಅರ್ಜಿ [kanearji] kāṇe arji a petition made to concerned authorities regarding loss, disappearance, theft, etc, of a thing; ಕಾಣೆಯಾಗು [kaneyagu] kāṇeyāgu to go out of sight; to disappear; to cease to be seen.

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Kānu (ಕಾನು):—

1) [noun] = ಕಾನ್ [kan].

2) [noun] ಕಾನುಕಡಿ [kanukadi] kānu kaḍi (said in anger or sarcasticaly) to achieve something that is great or difficult; 'you have done a tremendous job'.

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Kānū (ಕಾನೂ):—[noun] = ಕಾನೂನು [kanunu].

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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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