Karpanya, Kārpaṇya: 11 definitions


Karpanya 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

kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य).—n S Stinginess, niggardliness, parsimony.

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

kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य).—n Stinginess, parsimony, nig- gardliness.

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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

Kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य).—

1) Poverty, indigence, wretchedness; व्यक्तकार्पण्या (vyaktakārpaṇyā) Dk.

2) Compassion; pity; कार्पण्यात्स्कन्धेनोद्वहति (kārpaṇyātskandhenodvahati) Bhāgavata 5.8.13.

3) Niggardliness, imbecility; कार्पण्य- दोषोपहतस्वभावः (kārpaṇya- doṣopahatasvabhāvaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.

4) Levity, lightness of spirit.

Derivable forms: kārpaṇyam (कार्पण्यम्).

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

Kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य).—n.

(-ṇyaṃ) 1. Poverty, indigence. 2. Poorness of spirit, weakness, imbecility. E. kṛpaṇa poor, ṇyat aff.

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

Kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य).—i. e. kṛpaṇa + ya, n. 1. Misery, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 2, 7; [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 19, 17. 2. Compassion, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 8, 10.

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

Kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य).—[neuter] peevishness, wretchedness, niggardliness; pity, compassion.

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

1) Kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य):—n. ([from] kṛpaṇa), poverty, pitiful circumstances, [Mahābhārata] etc., [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) poorness of spirit, weakness, [ib.]

3) parsimony, niggardliness, [Hitopadeśa] etc.

4) compassion, pity, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 8, 10.]

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

Kārpaṇya (कार्पण्य):—(ṇyaṃ) 1. n. Poverty.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karpanya 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

Kārpaṇya (ಕಾರ್ಪಣ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the condition or quality of being poor; indigence; poverty.

2) [noun] the deeply distressed, miserable, wretched condition of living.

3) [noun] sorrow felt for another’s suffering or misfortune; compassion; sympathy.

4) [noun] a tendency to be over-careful in spending; unreasonable economy; stinginess; parsimony.

5) [noun] one of the ways of devotion to god, as per Viśiṣṭādvaita, in which the devotee depending only on the god as the protector and bestower of final Bliss.

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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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