Kinkinika, Kiṅkiṇika, Kiṅkiṇikā: 6 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Kiṅkiṇīkā (किङ्किणीका) refers to a “foot-trinket filled with pebble for tinkling” and represents a type of “ornaments of leg” (padabhūṣaṇa), as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—The ornaments for the legs and feet are common in Indian sculptures as well in day-to-day life. Bharata (cf. Nāṭyaśāstra 23.38-39) mentions some of the ornaments [viz. kiṅkiṇīkā (foot-trinket filled with pebble for tinkling) for the upper part of the ankle (gulpha)].

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kinkinika in Pali glossary
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 dictionary

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

Kiṅkiṇikā (किङ्किणिका).—

1) A small bell or tinkling ornament; क्वणत्कनककिङ्किणीझणझणा- यितस्यन्दनैः (kvaṇatkanakakiṅkiṇījhaṇajhaṇā- yitasyandanaiḥ) Uttararāmacarita 5.5;6.1; Śiśupālavadha 9.74; Kumārasambhava 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.]

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

Kiṅkiṇikā (किङ्किणिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kiṃkiṇiā, Khiṃkhiṇiyā.

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Kinkinika 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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