Karanika, Kāraṇīka, Kāraṇika: 14 definitions

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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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Karaṇika.—(CII 4; BL), official desigantion of a scribe; the writer of legal documents; explained by some as ‘an officer in charge of a State department or office’ (HD); but really, a scribe. Cf. karaṇika-ṭhakkura (i. e. a Karaṇika who enjoyed the dignity of a Ṭhakkura) in Ep. Ind., Vol. XX, p. 44; Vol. VIII, p. 158; and Karaṇika-Brāhmaṇa (i. e. a Karaṇika who belonged to the Brāhmaṇa community) in Bhandarkar's List, No. 350. See Mahākaraṇika. (EI 6; ASLV), same as Korṇam or Senabova; a village accountant. Cf. Vāśal-karaṇikam (SITI), same as Vāśal-kaṇakkam (ºgaṇaka). Note: karaṇika 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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Kāraṇika.—(EI 31), same as Karaṇika. Note: kāraṇika 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 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kāraṇīka : (m.) turturer.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

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

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

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kāraṇika (कारणिक).—(-kāraṇika), adj. or subst. m. (not recorded in this meaning; from Sanskrit kāraṇa plus -ika), one who holds…to be the cause (of existence, etc.): Jātakamālā 149.24 īśvara-k°, one who holds God to be the Cause.

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

Kāraṇika (कारणिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Investigating, trying, ascertaining the cause. 2. Causal, causative. E. kāraṇa action, and ṭhak aff.

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

Kāraṇika (कारणिक).—i. e. karaṇa + ika, m. A judge, [Pañcatantra] 237, 20.

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

1) Kāraṇika (कारणिक):—[from kāra] mfn. ([gana] kāśy-ādi) ‘investigating, ascertaining the cause’, a judge, [Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] a teacher, [Mahābhārata ii, 167.]

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

Kāraṇika (कारणिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Investigating acutely the cause; causative.

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

Kāraṇika (कारणिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kāraṇiya.

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Karanika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karaṇika (ಕರಣಿಕ):—[noun] a professional keeper or inspector of accounts; an accountant.

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Karaṇīka (ಕರಣೀಕ):—[noun] = ಕರಣಿಕ [karanika].

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Kāraṇika (ಕಾರಣಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] causing; making; doing.

2) [adjective] engaged in finding the reason or tending to find it.

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Kāraṇika (ಕಾರಣಿಕ):—

1) [noun] an examiner; a judge.

2) [noun] a heavenly male who has taken birth on the earth for accomplishing a special task or aim.

3) [noun] one who imparts knowledge; a teacher.

4) [noun] a deliberate action; a deliberate work done with mala fide.

5) [noun] an event or action that apparently contradicts known scientific laws and is hence thought to be due to supernatural causes; a miracle.

6) [noun] prediction of the future under the supposed influence of divine guidance.

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Kāraṇīka (ಕಾರಣೀಕ):—[noun] = ಕಾರಣಿಕ [karanika]2 - 1 & 2.

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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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