Khana, Khaṇa: 15 definitions


Khana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Khāna (खान) refers to “eating”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva, an important Trika Tantra and a major authority for Kashmiri Trika Śaivites.—Accordingly, while describing Raudrī (Rudraśakti): “She is beautiful and has beautiful breasts. She has two arms and three eyes and is endowed with all the ornaments. She is adorned with matted hair and a crown. She holds a skull in her left hand that is filled with nectar. Adorned with necklace and anklets, one should think of her as devoted to eating and drinking [i.e., khāna-pāna-ratā]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

khana means a moment

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'moment'; s. citta-kkhana.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

khaṇa : (m.) a moment; a minute; an opportunity.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Khaṇa, 2 (fr. khaṇ) digging J. II, 296. Cp. atikhaṇa. (Page 231)

2) Khaṇa, 1 (m.) (Derivation unknown. It has been suggested that khaṇa and the Sk. kshaṇa are derived from īkshaṇa (seeing) by process of contraction. This seems very forced; and both words are, in all probability, other than the word from which this hypothesis would derive them. ) 1. (1) a (short), moment, wink of time; in phrase khaṇen’eva “in no time” PvA. 38. 117; Sdhp. 584 (etc.). Sdhp. 584; khaṇo ve mā upaccagā “let not the slightest time be wasted” Sn. 333=Dh. 315; cf. Th. II. 5 (cp. khaṇâtīta); n’atthi so kh° vā layo vā muhutto vā yaṃ (nadī) āramati “there is no moment, no inkling, no particle of time that the river stops flowing” A. IV, 137 (as simile of eternal flow of happening, of unbroken continuity of change); Vism. 238 (jīvita°), 473; (khaṇa-vasena uppād’‹-› ādi-khaṇa-ttaya, viz. uppāda, ṭhiti, bhaṅga, cp. p. 431); J. IV, 128; aṭṭha-kkhaṇa-vinimmutto kh° paramadullabho: one opportunity out of eight, very difficult to be obtained Sdhp. 4, 16; cp. 45, 46.—2. moment as coincidence of two events: “at the same moment, ” esp. in phrase taṃ khaṇaṃ yeva “all at once, ” simultaneously, with which syn. ṭhānaso J. I, 167, 253; III, 276, PvA. 19; PvA. 27, 35; tasmiṃ khaṇe J. II, 154; PvA. 67; Sdhp. 17. ‹-› 3. the moment as something expected or appointed (cp. kairόs), therefore the right moment, or the proper time. So with ref. to birth, rebirth, fruit of action, attainment of Arahantship, presence on earth of a Buddha, etc., in cpds. : cuti-kkhaṇo Bdhd 106; paṭisandhi° Ps. II, 72 sq.; Bdhd 59, 77, 78; uppatti° Vbh. 411 sq.; sotāpattimagga° Ps. II, 3; phala° Ps. I, 26, Bdhd 80; nikanti° Ps. II, 72 sq.; upacāra° Bdhd 94; citta° id. 38, 95.—khaṇe khaṇe from time to time Dh. 239 (=okāse okāse DhA. III, 340, but cp. Comp. 161, n. 5), Buddhuppāda°, Th. II, A, 12. akkhaṇa see sep. Also akkhaṇavedhin. —akkhaṇe at the wrong time, in‹-› opportune Pv IV. 140 (=akāle). On kh. laya, muhutta cp. Points of Contr. 296, n. 5.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khaṇa (खण).—m A square or division of the khaṇāḷēṃ. 2 An apartment of a building; an intercolumniation or the space included betwixt two columns or cross-beams: also a division betwixt two cross-seats of a boat. 3 A drawer (as of a box, a working or writing table); a partition, pigeon-hole, compartment, cell, till. 4 A story of a house. 5 The five fresh earthen pitchers which, besmeared with gandha, kuṅkūṃ &c., are interchanged among women on makarasaṅkrānti. 6 Obligation of restraint (esp. from some article of food, as pōḷī- cā-khirīcā-bhātācā-khaṇa); a nirbandha or self-binding in propitiation of some god. v dhara. 7 f R A quarry or a mine.

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khāṇa (खाण).—f (khani S) A mine or a quarry. 2 A nest (of ants or other vermin). 3 fig. Source, spring, stock, any place of production or great abundance. 4 (khāṇēṃ) A redundant additament to the word jēvaṇa. Ex. tumacēṃ jēvaṇakhāṇa jhālēṃ kīṃ? 5 n unc Food. Ex. khāṇa cāṅgalēṃ tara śarīra baḷakaṭa.

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khānā (खाना).—m ( P) A place. In comp. and with words from the Persian; as pīlakhānā, uṣṭarakhānā, mōdīkhānā, dā khānā, tōphakhānā, kārakhānā. 2 A drawer (as of a little box), a partition, pigeon-hole, cell, till.

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

khaṇa (खण).—m A division of the khaṇāḷēṃ. An a part- ment of a building. A drawer. A story of a house. f A mine. khaṇa dharaṇēṃ v i To restrain oneself from eating a thing in propitiation of some god.

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khāna (खान).—f A mine or quarry.

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khāṇa (खाण).—f A mine. A nest. Fig. Source. khāṇa taśī mātī Like father like son. m Food,

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khānā (खाना).—m A place. A partition.

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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

Khāna (खान).—

1) Digging.

2) Injury.

Derivable forms: khānam (खानम्).

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

Khana (खन).—[adjective] digging; [masculine] hollow, pit.

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Khāna (खान).—[neuter] eating; pāna [neuter] eating and drinking.

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

1) Khaṇa (खण):—m. the backbone, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

2) Khana (खन):—[from khan] mfn. digging, rooting up, [Atharva-veda xvi, 1, 3] (cf. mṛt-kh)

3) Khāna (खान):—1. khāna n. ([from] √khād?), eating, [Gāruḍa-purāṇa]

4) 2. khāna m. (= خان) a Khan (or Mogul emperor), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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Khana 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Khana (खन):—(nm) a storey; moment; jingling sound (as produced by a coin by its impact on hard surface).

2) Khāna (खान) [Also spelled khan]:—(nf) mine; quarry; receptacle, store-house; an abridged form of [khānā] used as the first member in compound words ([khāna-pāna]).

3) Khāna (खान) [Also spelled khan]:—(nm) a chieftain muslim chief; an honorific used with Afghan Muslim names; also a form of address to them.

4) Khānā (खाना):—(v) to eat; to live on (e.g. [sāṃpa havā khātā hai]); to corrode; to misappropriate (e.g. [paisā khānā]); to sting (as by a venomous insect); to destroy; to squander, to take a bribe; (nm) food, meal; [khāo to ṭheṃge se na khāo to ṭheṃge se] Hobson's choice; [khā jānā] to devour; to ruin; to squander; to misappropriate; [khātā-pītā] well-to-do, fairly prosperous; —[kamānā] to exert to earn one’s livelihood; —[pīnā] to enjoy; to take bribe; [khāte-khāte peṭa phaṭa jānā] to burst buttons with food; [khāne ke lāle paḍanā] to be hard up for each meal; —[dauḍanā] to react violently/offensively, to be easily irritated; to cause grief (by raking up past memories); [khāne-pīne se sukhī] well-to-do, well-off.

5) (nm) a shelf; column; compartment; abode; chest or case; —[ābāda]([raho]) may you prosper; prosperous; —[ābādī] prosperity, flourishing as a householder; ~[kharāba] ruined; without home and hearth, wandering; ~[kharābī] ruination; state of being homeless; ~[talāśī] search, house-search; ~[barbāda] squandered, one who ruins one’s own home; ~[barbādī] ruination.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Khaṇa (खण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khan.

2) Khaṇa (खण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kṣaṇa.

3) Khāṇa (खाण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Khādana.

4) Khāṇa (खाण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Khyāta.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khaṇa (ಖಣ):—

1) [noun] a floor prepared for beating out grains from the harvested crop; a thrashing floor.

2) [noun] (hist.) a tax used to be levied on such floors.

3) [noun] an area prepared for wrestlers to fight, usu. surrounded by seats for spectators; an arena.

4) [noun] a sliding box in a table, chest, etc., that can be drawn out and then pushed back into place, used to keep small things; a drawer.

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Khaṇa (ಖಣ):—[noun] a piece of cloth for making a blouse; a blouse-piece.

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Khāṇa (ಖಾಣ):—

1) [noun] the normal coarse food of horse, cattle or sheep (as grass, hay, grains etc.); fodder.

2) [noun] (now obs.) a tax levied on fodder.

3) [noun] food in gen.

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Khāna (ಖಾನ):—[noun] = ಖಾಣ [khana].

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Khāna (ಖಾನ):—

1) [noun] a man of social importance.

2) [noun] (in muslim society) a honorific or common name for all the members of a family; a muslim surname.

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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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