Karni, Karṇī: 4 definitions


Karni means something in 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karṇī (कर्णी).—f S A mason's trowel.

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

karṇī (कर्णी).—f A mason's trowel.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karṇī (कर्णी).—

1) An arrow of a particular shape (barbed arrow).

2) Name of the mother of Mūladeva, the father of the science and art of thieving.

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

1) Karṇi (कर्णि):—[from karṇa] m. a kind of arrow (the top being shaped like an ear), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. karṇika n.)

2) [v.s. ...] the act of splitting, breaking through, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

3) Karṇī (कर्णी):—[from karṇa] f. of ṇa ifc. (e.g. ayas-k and payas-k), [Pāṇini 8-3, 46]

4) [v.s. ...] ‘Name of Kaṃsa’s mother’, in [compound]

5) Kārṇi (कार्णि):—[from kārṇa] mfn. idem [gana] sutaṃ-gamādi.

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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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