Kathanaka, Kathānaka: 12 definitions


Kathanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kathanak.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kathanaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kathānaka (कथानक).—n S A tale, fable, story.

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

kathānaka (कथानक).—n A tale, fable, story. A plot of a play or novel.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kathanaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kathānaka (कथानक).—A small tale; e. g. Vetālapañchaviṃśati.

Derivable forms: kathānakam (कथानकम्).

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

Kathānaka (कथानक).—[kath + āna + ka], n. A little tale, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 15, 13.

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

Kathānaka (कथानक).—[neuter] a short tale or story.

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

Kathānaka (कथानक):—[from kath] n. a little tale, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi etc.]

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

Kathānaka (कथानक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kahāṇaga, Kahāṇaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kathanaka 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kathanaka in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kathānaka (कथानक) [Also spelled kathanak]:—(nm) the plot.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kathanaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kathānaka (ಕಥಾನಕ):—[noun] a story a) an account of imaginary or past events; a narrative, tale or anecdote; b) a fictitious literary composition in prose or poetry, shorter than a novel; narrative; tale; c) the narrative or plot of a novel or play etc.; storyline.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kathanaka in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kathānaka (कथानक):—n. narrative; play; plot; a short story;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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