Karanika, aka: Kāraṇīka, Kāraṇika; 7 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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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

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.): Jm 149.24 īśvara-k°, one who holds God to be the Cause.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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: Shabda-Sagara 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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