Manak, Manāk: 10 definitions

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Manak means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Manāk (मनाक्) refers to “slightly” (tiring one in absorption), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Now, a Yogī who has conquered the senses should accomplish mastery of posture. Those whose posture is very steady do not tire, even slightly (manāk), in absorption”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manāk (मनाक्).—ind.

1) A little, slightly, in a small degree; न मनाक् (na manāk) 'not at all'; न मनागपि राहुरोषशङ्का (na manāgapi rāhuroṣaśaṅkā) Bv.2.1; रे पान्थ विह्वलमना न मनागपि स्याः (re pāntha vihvalamanā na manāgapi syāḥ) 1.37,111.

2) Slowly, tardily.

3) Only, merely.

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

Manāk (मनाक्).—Ind. 1. A little. 2. Tardily, slowly. E. man to know, āk aff.

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

Manāk (मनाक्).—probably *maka- (for mā + na, ptcple. pf. pass. of mā; cf. and in in [Latin] minu in minuo; [Gothic.] mins, minz, minniza, minnists, which are also derived from ) -añc, adv. A little, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 138.

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

Manāk (मनाक्).—[adverb] a little, slightly, somewhat; only, merely. With na almost, nearly; na manāk (±api) not at all, by no means.

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

1) Manāk (मनाक्):—[from man] a ind. ([probably] [from] manā + añc, ‘perceivably’) a little, slightly, in a small degree (dānam manāgapi, a gift however small; kālam manāk, a little time ; na m, not at all; manāg asmi na pātitaḥ, I was all but thrown down), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] shortly, immediately, at once, [Prasannarāghava]

3) [v.s. ...] only, merely, [Ratnāvalī]

4) b See p. 784, col. 1.

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

Manāk (मनाक्):—adv. A little; tardily.

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Manak 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manak in Hindi refers in English to:—(a and nm) standard, norm; ~[kikarana] standardization; ~[kikrita] standardized; —[ka bhasha] standard language; ~[ka samaya] standard time..—manak (मानक) is alternatively transliterated as Mānaka.

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