Kshapanaka, Kṣapaṇaka: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṣapaṇaka can be transliterated into English as Ksapanaka or Kshapanaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक).—A Jain grammarian quoted in the well-known stanza धन्वन्तरिः क्षपणकोमरसिंहशङ्कु (dhanvantariḥ kṣapaṇakomarasiṃhaśaṅku) which enumerates the seven gems of the court of Vikramāditya, on the strength of which some scholars believe that he was a famous grammarian of the first century B.C.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Google Books: A History of Indian Logic

Kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक):—In the pañcatantra and other Brahmanic Sanskrit works as well as in the Avadānakalpalatā and other Buddhist Sanskrit works the Jaina ascetics are nicknamed as Kṣapaṇaka.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक).—m S A Jayn or Buddhist. kṣapaṇakavāda m S Assertion of Buddhism or atheism.

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

kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक).—m A Jain or Buddhist.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक).—A bauddha or Jaina mendicant; नग्नक्षपणके देशे रजकः किं करिष्यति (nagnakṣapaṇake deśe rajakaḥ kiṃ kariṣyati) Chān.11; कथं प्रथममेव क्षपणकः (kathaṃ prathamameva kṣapaṇakaḥ) Mu.4.

Derivable forms: kṣapaṇakaḥ (क्षपणकः).

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

Kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A Bud'dha. 2. A Bud'dha mendicant. 3. A Jaina mendicant. E. kan added to the preceding.

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

Kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक).—[masculine] = 1 kṣapaṇa [masculine]

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

1) Kṣapaṇaka (क्षपणक):—[from kṣap] m. a religious mendicant, (especially a) Jaina mendicant who wears no garments, [Mahābhārata i, 789; Cāṇakya; Pañcatantra; Kādambarī etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of an author supposed to have lived at the court of king Vikramāditya (perhaps the Jaina astronomer Siddha-sena).

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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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