Manikara, aka: Maṇikāra, Mani-kara; 7 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Maṇikāra refers to “jewellers” and represents one of the various classes of workers mentioned in the inscriptions of Andhra country. Such inscriptions reflect the industrial and commercial advances of the early history of Andhra. Most of the crafts and industries having such artisans (eg., the Maṇikāras) were organized into guilds, with each guild having their alderman (seṭhin or śreṣṭhin) and offices in town halls (nigama-sabhā). Such guilds were sometimes granted permanent endowments (akhayanivi) as a form of investment.

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Maṇikāra.—(LP), a jeweller. Note: maṇikāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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maṇikāra : (m.) gem-cutter.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Maṇikāra refers to: a jeweller Miln. 331; DhA. II, 152.

Note: maṇikāra is a Pali compound consisting of the words maṇi and kāra.

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

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Marathi-English dictionary

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maṇikāra (मणिकार).—m S A jeweler or lapidary.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Maṇikāra (मणिकार).—a lapidary, jeweller; मणिकाराश्च ये केचित् (maṇikārāśca ye kecit) Rām.2.83.12.

Derivable forms: maṇikāraḥ (मणिकारः).

Maṇikāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maṇi and kāra (कार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṇikāra (मणिकार).—m.

(-raḥ) A jeweller, a lapidary or worker in precious stones. E. maṇi a gem, and kāra who makes.

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