Manavaka, Māṇavaka, Mānavaka: 15 definitions


Manavaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Māṇavaka (माणवक) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Māṇavaka) in 20 verses.

2) Mānavaka (मानवक) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (e.g., mānavaka) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

Chandas book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of manavaka in the context of Chandas from relevant books on Exotic India

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Manavaka in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Māṇavaka (माणवक) refers to 1) “a boy”, 2) “a kind of pearlstring”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 7.66.

Kavya book cover
context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

Discover the meaning of manavaka in the context of Kavya from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manavaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

māṇavaka : (m.) a young man.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Māṇavaka, (fr. māṇava) a young man, youth a Brahmin Miln. 101; in general: young, e.g. nāga° a young serpent J. III, 276; f. °ikā a Brahmin girl J. I, 290; Miln. 101; nāga° a young female serpent J. III, 275; DhA. III, 232. (Page 527)

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of manavaka in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māṇavaka (माणवक).—

1) A youth, boy, lad, youngster (oft. used contemptuously).

2) A little man, dwarf; manikin; मायामाणवकं हरिम् (māyāmāṇavakaṃ harim) Bhāgavata 8.18.24.

3) A silly fellow.

4) A scholar, religious student.

5) A pearl-necklace of sixteen (or twenty or fortyeight) strings; ग्रीवाद्भुतैवावदुशोभितापि प्रसाधिता माणवकेन सेयम् (grīvādbhutaivāvaduśobhitāpi prasādhitā māṇavakena seyam) N.7.66.

-kam A kind of metre.

Derivable forms: māṇavakaḥ (माणवकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mānavaka (मानवक).—(sometimes written for Sanskrit māṇavaka, as Lalitavistara 101.9 and 108.5, all mss.; f. mānavikānāṃ, perhaps rather to Sanskrit mānava, mānavī, human being, Mahāvastu ii.432.4, used of king's wives), m. or nt., in Avadāna-śataka i.265.7 is, or corruptly represents, a word meaning peg, post, or the like, for hanging clothes: yena…sā yamalī (q.v.) krītā, tena mānavake sthāpitā Avadāna-śataka i.265.7; Tibetan cited by Speyer as gdaṅ, which (or gdaṅ bu, Mahāvyutpatti 9037) = carpaṭaka, q.v. The context proves that this is approximately right in meaning But Speyer's suggestion that we em. tenārambhaṇake (should be °mbaṇake, see ārambaṇaka) is improbable; that word seems to mean a different kind of peg, tho also rendered by Tibetan gdaṅ (bu). Could our word be related to AMg. māṇavaya, name of a divine ‘caitya-stambha’ (see [Ardha-Māgadhī Dictionary] s.v.)?

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

Māṇavaka (माणवक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A child, a boy not exceeding sixteen years of age, a manikin. 2. A pupil, a scholar, a religious student. 3. A man, an ignorant or ridiculous man, a childish man. 4. A necklace of sixteen or twenty strings. 5. A species of the Anushtubh metre. E. kan added to the last.

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

Māṇavaka (माणवक).—[māṇava + ka], m. A proper name, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 44, 12.

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

Māṇavaka (माणवक).—[masculine] = [preceding]; [feminine] vikā lass, wench.

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

1) Māṇavaka (माणवक):—[from māṇava] m. a youth. lad, fellow (= [preceding]), [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa] etc. (cf. mādhavyaand māyām)

2) [v.s. ...] a pupil, scholar, religious student, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] a pearl ornament of 16 ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also of 20 or 48) strings, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Pañcadaṇḍacchattra-prabandha]

4) [from māṇava] n. a kind of metre, [Colebrooke] (also -krīḍa n. or -krīḍanaka n. -krīḍā, f. -krīḍitaka n.)

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

Māṇavaka (माणवक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A child, a manikin; a pupil; a childish man; a necklace of twenty strings

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

Mānavaka (मानवक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Māṇavaga, Māṇavaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Manavaka in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of manavaka in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Māṇavaka (ಮಾಣವಕ):—

1) [noun] = ಮಾಣವ [manava].

2) [noun] a kind of necklace with sixteen, twenty or forty eight strings having pearls stringed in it.

3) [noun] (pros.) a metrical verse of four lines each having two groups of three syllables followeding by a short and a long ones (-uu, —u, u, -).

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of manavaka in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: