Kinkinika, Kiṅkiṇika, Kiṅkiṇikā: 3 definitions


Kinkinika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Kiṅkiṇika, (m. nt.) (onomat. formation fr. sound part. kiṇi, see note on gala) a small bell J. IV, 259, 413; (suvaṇṇa°); Vv 781 (=kiṅkiṇi VvA. 303); Vin. III, 42 (kiṅkiṇikā saddo).

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kiṅkiṇikā (किङ्किणिका).—

1) A small bell or tinkling ornament; क्वणत्कनककिङ्किणीझणझणा- यितस्यन्दनैः (kvaṇatkanakakiṅkiṇījhaṇajhaṇā- yitasyandanaiḥ) U.5.5;6.1; Śi.9.74; Ku.7.49.

2) Name of an acid sort of grape.

See also (synonyms): kiṅkaṇī, kiṅkiṇī, kiṅkaṇīkā.

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

1) Kiṅkiṇikā (किङ्किणिका):—[from kiṅkiṇa] f. idem, [Śiśupāla-vadha v, 58; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) Kiṅkiṇīka (किङ्किणीक):—[from kiṅkiṇa] idem, [Kumāra-sambhava vii, 49.]

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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. 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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