Khaṇika, Khanika, Khanikā, Khānika: 6 definitions
Khaṇika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Khanika.—cf. Prakrit khaniya (EI 20), a pillar. Cf. khāṇu. Note: khanika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
khaṇika : (nt.) momentary; temporary; changeable.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Khaṇika, (adj.) (fr. khaṇa) unstable, momentary, temporary, evanescent, changeable; usually syn. with ittara, e.g. J. I, 393; III, 83; PvA. 60.—Vism. 626 (khaṇikato from the standpoint of the momentary). Khaṇikā pīti “momentary joy” is one of the 5 kinds of joy, viz. khuddikā, khaṇikā, okkantikā, ubbegā, pharaṇā (see pīti) Vism. 143, DhsA. 115.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Khanikā (खनिका).—A pond; L. D. B.
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Khānika (खानिक).—A hole in a wall, breach.
Derivable forms: khānikaḥ (खानिकः), khānikam (खानिकम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaṃ) An opening or hole in a wall, a breach. E. khan to dig affix ṭhañ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Khanika (खनिक):—[from khan] m. (= naka) a house-breaker, thief, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]
2) Khānikā (खानिका):—[from khānaka > khan] f. a ditch, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]
3) Khānika (खानिक):—[from khan] n. an opening in a wall, breach, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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