Kona, Koṇa: 25 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Kon.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa
Koṇā (कोणा) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (e.g., Koṇā) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”
The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Koṇā (कोणा).—A mother goddess.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 28.
Koṇa (कोण) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.14, I.35, I.52.5, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Koṇa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Koṇa (कोण) refers to “plectrum”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. Accordingly, “during the application of the dhruvās, the experts should generally play with the plectrum (koṇa) two vīṇās to accompany a song or other instruments”
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Koṇa (कोण).—Angle, corner. Note: Koṇa is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Koṇa (कोण) refers to the “corners”, according to the commentary on the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Again, (the seeds of) the Ages should be worshipped in the corners [i.e., koṇa] or, having entered therein, within the field, village, town, sacred seat or city. One should reside there and then (the energy) of the worlds is aroused and one gets worldly pleasure and accomplishment (siddhi). (The rest is) clear. (This is where they are worshipped) externally”.Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha
Koṇā (कोणा) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Koṇā] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.Source: Kamakoti Mandali: Nrisimha matrika-mandala
Koṇā (कोणा) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Koṇā]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Koṇa (कोण):—A property of minerals and metals
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
koṇa : (m.) corner; end; a bow.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Koṇa, (cp. Sk. koṇa & also P. kaṇṇa) 1. a corner Vin. II, 137; catu°=catu-kaṇṇa PvA. 52;—°racchā crossroads PvA. 24.—2. a plectrum for a musical instrument Miln. 53. (Page 228)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kōṇa (कोण).—pron int (kaḥ S) Who? 2 What? Ex. tumhī hā udyōga karitāṃ hyācā viṣaya kōṇa? kōṇācā kōṇa Who is he and belonging to whom? Pr. kō0 pitaḷācā hōna sāṇḍalā tara śōdhatō kōṇa? Who knows anything about him and who cares? Also sugrīva kō0?
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kōṇa (कोण).—m (S) A corner or angle.
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kōna (कोन).—m (kōṇa S) A corner, an angle. 2 (From the woman's being at that time in a retired part of the house.) Childbirth, parturition, delivery. Note. This sense, although the sense of certain phrases occasionally met with (as ticā kōna nighā- lā or jhālā, or ticā kōna cāṅgalā mhaṇūna lavakara bāḷantīṇa hōtī), is not the generally received sense. tī kōnīṃ nighālī & tilā kōna ālā She is brought to bed,--are the only undisputed applications. 3 The clothes, vessels, and other articles of a puerperal woman.
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kōna (कोन).—n A yam.
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kōnā (कोना) [or न्या, nyā].—m C (kōna) A corner-stone. 2 A broad and flat tile used over the corners and ridge. 3 A corner-rafter. 4 (Usually kōna) A corner. 5 C (kuṇabī) A contemptuous and covert term for a kuṇabī. (In Canarese kōnā is Male buffalo.)Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kōṇa (कोण).—pro Who? What? m A corner or angle.
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kōna (कोन).—m A corner, an angle. n A yam.
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kōnā (कोना) [-nyā, -न्या].—m A corner-rafter. A broad and flat tile used over the corners and ridge. A corner-stone.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Koṇa (कोण).—[kuṇ-karaṇe ghañ karttari ac vā Tv.]
1) A corner, an angle (of anything); भयेन कोणे क्वचन स्थितस्य (bhayena koṇe kvacana sthitasya) Vikr.1. 99. युक्तमेतन्न तु पुनः कोणं नयनपद्मयोः (yuktametanna tu punaḥ koṇaṃ nayanapadmayoḥ) Bv.2.173.
2) An intermediate point of the compass.
3) The bow of a lute; a fiddle-stick.
4) The sharp edge of a sword or weapon.
5) A stick, staff, club.
6) A drum-stick; ... कोणैर्भे- र्यो निजघ्निरे (koṇairbhe- ryo nijaghnire) Bk.14.2.
7) Name of the planet Mars.
8) Name of the planet Saturn.
9) A sort of musical instrument [cf. Gr. gonia].
Derivable forms: koṇaḥ (कोणः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ) 1. A corner, an angle. 2. The quill or bow of a lute, a fiddle-stick, &c. 3. A drum stick. 4. A sort of stringed musical instrument. 5. The sharp edge of a sword. 6. A stick, a staff, a club. 7. A name of Mangala, the planet Mars. 8. A name of the planet Saturn. 9. An intermediate point of the compass. E. kuṇa, to sound, &c. ghañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Koṇa (कोण).— (perhaps a dialect. form of karṇa), m. 1. A corner, [Pañcatantra] 258, 8. 2. An angle, Mahābhārata 14, 2035. 3. An instrument for sounding a lute, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 71, 26.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Koṇa (कोण).—[masculine] corner, angle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Koṇa (कोण):—m. a corner, angle, [Pañcatantra; Daśakumāra-carita; Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad; Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) an intermediate point of the compass, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
3) (hence) the number, ‘four’ [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]
4) the quill of a lute, fiddle-stick, drum-stick, etc., [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 71, 26 & 81, 2; Kādambarī]
5) a sort of musical instrument, stringed musical instrument, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) the sharp edge of a sword, [Horace H. Wilson]
7) a staff, club, [Harṣacarita]
8) the planet Saturn ([from] Κρόνος), [Āryabhaṭa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]
9) the planet Mars, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Koṇa (कोण):—(ṇaḥ) 1. m. The bow of a lute; drum stick; club; corner; edge of a sword; Mars, Saturn; intermediate point of the compass.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Koṇa (कोण) [Also spelled kon]:—(nm) an angle; a corner; ~[ṇika/ ~ṇīya] angular.
2) Konā (कोना):—(nf) a corner, nook; —[aṃtarā] corners and recesses; —[konā chāna māranā] to search high and low, to see every nook and corner; [kone-kone se] from every nook and corner, from all the length and breadth of; [kone jhāṃkanā] to feel abashed.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Koṇa (कोण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Koṇa.
Koṇa has the following synonyms: Koṇaga.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a body of still water formed naturally or by hollowing or embanking; a pond; a lake.
2) [noun] a tub, now usu. a bathroom fixture to take a bath in; a bath-tub.
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1) [noun] a male buffalo.
2) [noun] (fig.) an inactive, lazy man.
3) [noun] (fig.) a stupid man; a pig-head.
4) [noun] ಕೋಣನ ಮುಂದೆ ಕಿನ್ನರಿ ಬಾರಿಸು [konana mumde kinnari barisu] kōṇana munde kinnari bārisu (fig.) to try to explain something or advise in absolute vain; to waste one’s effort in making another understand or appreciate; ಕೋಣನೆರಡುಂ ಹೋರೆ ಮಿಳ್ತು ಗಿಡುವಿಂಗೆ [konaneradum hore miltu giduvimge] kōṇaneraḍum hōre miḷtu giḍuviṃge when two big persons fight, helpless are the sufferers; when elephants fight, the mousedeer between them is killed; ಕೋಣ ಬೆಳೆದರೆ ಆನೆ ಆದೀತೆ [kona beledare ane adite]? kōṇa beḷedare āne ādīte (prov.) an ant-hill, however big it grows, cannot challenge the Everest.
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1) [noun] a place where converging sides or edges meet; the internal space or recess formed by the meeting of two walls; a corner.
2) [noun] a stick used to play drums; a drum-stick.
3) [noun] a rod with horse-hair stretched along its length, used for playing the violin, cello, sāraṃgi, etc.; a bow.
4) [noun] the blade of a sword.
5) [noun] a stick; a club; a cudgel.
6) [noun] (astrol.) the planet Saturn.
7) [noun] the planet Mars.
8) [noun] the shape made by two straight lines meeting at a common point, the vertex or by two planes meeting along an edge; an angle.
9) [noun] the vertex of a compass, where both the legs are connected.
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Kōṇa (ಕೋಣ):—[noun] (dial.) a piece of unsewn cloth used as underwear; a loin-cloth.
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1) [noun] the shape made by two straight lines meeting at a common point, the vertex or by two planes meeting along an edge; an angle.
2) [noun] the space between or within, such lines or planes.
3) [noun] the measure of this space, expressed in degrees.
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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Starts with (+87): Konaba, Konabe, Konabiga, Konabige, Konabu, Konabudoru, Konabugara, Konabugarike, Konabugarti, Konabugasu, Konabugati, Konabugovala, Konabutana, Konaca, Konacala, Konada, Konadaballi, Konadappale, Konadesha, Konadish.
Ends with (+47): Abhimukhakona, Adavikona, Adhikakona, Agnikona, Amtarakona, Amtaramukhakona, Antahkona, Ashtakona, Avadhikakona, Bahukona, Bahya-kona, Catushkona, Caukkona, Caukona, Chatushkona, Drishtikona, Dvikona, Ekakona, Ekuna, Ghantikona.
Full-text (+177): Agnikona, Pancakona, Ashtakona, Trikona, Catushkona, Sutrakona, Vayukona, Konakoni, Kharakona, Konapa, Antahkona, Konavritta, Saptakona, Vahnikona, Marutkona, Shatkona, Bahya-kona, Avanimandala, Konanara, Konakoshthaka.
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