Khanaka, Khaṇakā, Khānaka: 13 definitions

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Khanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Khanak.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Khanaka (खनक).—A messenger sent by Vidura, secretly to the Pāṇḍavas who were living in the wax-house. Vidura sent a message through Khanaka to the effect that Duryodhana had decided to set fire to the waxhouse employing Purocana to do it on the 14th night of the dark lunar fortnight. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 147).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Khānaka.—(EI 15), same as khātaka in the sense of khanana. Note: khānaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khaṇakā (खणका).—m (khaṇa!) A sounding bang or blow: a sharp and valorous contest: uproar and vehemence gen.: e. g. ranting, vociferating, the roar of a cannonade, the pealing of thunder, the clanging of instruments, the stamping and storming of passion; the railing of a shrew, the bellowing of a bully, clamorous altercation, scolding, abusing. 2 Interchanged sometimes with kaṇakā or kanakā q. v.

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khanakā (खनका).—m Commonly khaṇakā.

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

khaṇakā (खणका).—m A sounding blow.

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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

Khanaka (खनक).—a. [khan-vun]

1) Digging, dividing.

2) A digger, excavator; Rām.2.8.1.

-kaḥ 1 A miner; Mb.3.15.5.

2) A house-breaker.

3) A rat.

4) A mine.

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Khānaka (खानक).—a. (-nikā f.) [खन्-ण्वुल् (khan-ṇvul)] One who digs; कैवर्तान् मूलखानकान् (kaivartān mūlakhānakān) Ms.8.26.

-kaḥ 1 A miner.

2) A housebreaker, thief; कुड्यमुक्तिरति वेश्मनो यदा तत्र खानकभयं भवेत्तदा (kuḍyamuktirati veśmano yadā tatra khānakabhayaṃ bhavettadā) Bṛ. S.89.9.

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

Khanaka (खनक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Tearing, dividing. 2. Digging, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A rat. 2. A housebreaker. 3. A miner. E. khan to dig, affix ṇvul.

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

Khanaka (खनक).—[khan + aka], m. A digger, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 80, 1.

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

Khanaka (खनक).—[masculine] digger.

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Khānaka (खानक).—[adjective] digging up (—°); [masculine] digger.

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

1) Khanaka (खनक):—[from khan] m. one who digs, digger, excavator, [Mahābhārata iii, 640; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a miner, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a house-breaker, thief, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a rat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a friend of Vidura, [Mahābhārata i, 5798 f.]

6) Khānaka (खानक):—[from khan] a mfn. ifc. one who digs or digs out, [Manu-smṛti viii, 260] (cf. kūpa-)

7) [v.s. ...] m. a house-breaker, thief, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxxxix, 9]

8) b ni, nika, etc. See √khan.

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

Khanaka (खनक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A rat; a housebreaker. a. Tearing, digging.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Khanaka (खनक):—(wie eben), f. khanakī [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 1, 145, Vārttika von Kātyāyana.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 41,] [Scholiast] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik.26, 38.] —

1) adj. subst. der da gräbt, Gräber [Medinīkoṣa k. 78.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 12, 7.] khanakā yantrakāstathā [2, 80, 1.] sayantrakhanakā (purī) [Mahābhārata 3, 640.] —

2) m. Bergmann (bhūmivittajña) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 32.] —

3) m. ein Dieb, der in ein Haus einbricht, [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 17.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] Vgl. [Daśakumāracarita] in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 197, 20. fg.] —

4) m. Ratze diess. und [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1300.] —

5) m. Nomen proprium eines Freundes von Vidura [Mahābhārata 1, 5798. fg.]

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Khānaka (खानक):—(von khan) adj. subst. grabend, Gräber: mūlakhānakān [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 260.]

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Khānaka (खानक):—nom. ag. Gräber; s. kūpa . ein Dieb, der ein Haus untergräbt, [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 89, 9.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Khanaka (खनक):——

1) m. — a) Gräber. — b) *Bergmann. — c) *ein Dieb , der in ein Haus einbricht. — d) *Maus oder Ratte [Rājan 19,57.] — e) Nomen proprium eines Mannes. —

2) *f. ī Gräberin.

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Khānaka (खानक):——

1) Adj. am Ende eines Comp. grabend , ausgrabend.

2) m. ein Dieb , der ein Haus untergräbt.

3) *f. khānikā Graben [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Khanaka (खनक) [Also spelled khanak]:—(nf) a jingle/clink, jingling or clinking sound.

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