Karnadhara, aka: Karna-dhara, Karṇadhāra; 4 Definition(s)
Karnadhara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार) as a title refers to the “captain” or chief of the merchants (sārthavāha) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—m S (A holder of the ear.) A helmsman or steersman.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—m Helmsman.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Karṇadhāra (कर्णधार).—a helmsman, a pilot; अकर्णधारा जलधौ विप्लवेतेह नौरिव (akarṇadhārā jaladhau viplaveteha nauriva) H.3.2; अविनयनदीकर्णधार- कर्ण (avinayanadīkarṇadhāra- karṇa) Ve.4.
Derivable forms: karṇadhāraḥ (कर्णधारः).
Karṇadhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karṇa and dhāra (धार).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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