Kathanayaka, Kathānāyaka, Katha-nayaka: 2 definitions


Kathanayaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kathānāyaka (कथानायक).—the hero or leading character of a story; रामायण° (rāmāyaṇa°) U.4,6.

Derivable forms: kathānāyakaḥ (कथानायकः).

Kathānāyaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kathā and nāyaka (नायक). See also (synonyms): kathāpuruṣa.

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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

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

Kathānāyaka (ಕಥಾನಾಯಕ):—[noun] the chief male character in a story, narrative poem, play, etc. a hero.

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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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