Mahakshapanaka, Mahākṣapaṇaka, Maha-kshapanaka: 3 definitions


Mahakshapanaka means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Mahākṣapaṇaka can be transliterated into English as Mahaksapanaka or Mahakshapanaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Tessitori Collection I

Mahākṣapaṇaka (महाक्स्̣अपन्̣अक) is the proposed author of the Anekadhvanimañjarī (dealing with Lexicography), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—When an author’s name is mentioned, which is not the case here, this homonymic lexicon, usually called Anekārthadhavanimañjarī (with variant forms) is ascribed to Mahākṣapaṇaka, who hailed from Kashmir (see Vogel).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Mahākṣapaṇaka (महाक्षपणक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from Kāśmīr: Anekārthadhvanimañjarī. Ekākṣarakośa.

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

Mahākṣapaṇaka (महाक्षपणक):—[=mahā-kṣapaṇaka] [from mahā > mah] m. Name of an author, [Catalogue(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.

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