Karanika, aka: Kāraṇīka, Kāraṇika; 4 Definition(s)


Karanika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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kāraṇīka : (m.) turturer.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kāraṇika, (der. fr. prec. ) the meaning ought to be “one who is under a certain obligation” or “one who dispenses certain obligations. ” In usu° S. II, 257 however used simply in the sense of making: arrow-maker, fletcher. Perhaps the reading should be °kāraka. (Page 210)

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

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kāraṇīka (कारणीक).—a That causes. Useful.

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

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Kāraṇika (कारणिक).—a. (- or - f.)

1) An examiner, a judge.

2) Causal, causative.

3) A teacher; कच्चित्कारणिका धर्मे सर्वशास्त्रेषु कोविदाः (kaccitkāraṇikā dharme sarvaśāstreṣu kovidāḥ) Mb.2.5.34.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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