Kridanaka, Krīḍanaka: 9 definitions

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Kridanaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Kridanaka in Chandas glossary
Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

1) Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Krīḍanaka has 20 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 4, 4, 4, [SIS or IIIS] and [IS] mātrās.

2) Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक) is another catuṣpadi metre having 20 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 4, 4, 4, 5 and 3 mātrās, with yati after the 8th.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक).—A play-thing, toy. लीलया व्यनुदत्तांस्तान्बालः क्रीटनकानिव (līlayā vyanudattāṃstānbālaḥ krīṭanakāniva) Bhāgavata 3.2.3. Ś.7.

-krīḍanakatayā ind. After a manner of a plaything; Bhāgavata 5.26.32.

Derivable forms: krīḍanakaḥ (क्रीडनकः).

See also (synonyms): krīḍanakam, krīḍanīyam, krīḍanīyakam.

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

Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक).—[krīḍana + ka], m. (and n.) A plaything, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 105, 10; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 2, 30.

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

Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक).—[masculine] plaything, toy.

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

1) Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक):—[from krīḍ] mf(ikā)n. playing, jesting, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a plaything, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

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

Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. A plaything.

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

Krīḍanaka (क्रीडनक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kīlaṇaa, Kīlāvaṇaya.

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Kridanaka 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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