Muktakana, Muktākaṇa: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Muktakana means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Muktakana in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Muktākaṇa (मुक्ताकण) is the name of an author of works dealing with prosodoy (chandas or chandaśśāstra) quoted by Kṣemendra (11th century) in his Suvṛttatilaka. The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody in which the author discusses 27 popular metres which were used frequently by the poets (e.g., Muktākaṇa).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Muktakana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Muktākaṇa (मुक्ताकण).—[muktā-kaṇa], m. A proper name, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 34.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Muktākaṇa (मुक्ताकण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a poet under Avantivarman. Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 34. Quoted by Kṣemendra in Kavikaṇṭhābharaṇa 2, 1, in Suvṛttatilaka 2, 31. 36.

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

Muktākaṇa (मुक्ताकण):—[=muktā-kaṇa] [from muktā > muc] m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Muktākaṇa (मुक्ताकण):—[(mu + kaṇa)] m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Rājataraṅgiṇī 5, 34.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Muktākaṇa (मुक्ताकण):—m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes.

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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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