Namaka, Nāmaka: 13 definitions


Namaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Namak.

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Advaita Vedanta)

Nāmaka (नामक) refers to “(that which is) named” (as opposed to Anāmaka—“unnamed”) and is used to describe Brahma, according to the Māṇḍūkyopaniṣatkārikā 3.35cd-36.—Accordingly, while discussing Brahma (without attributes): “That very [mind, free of thought and restrained,] is fearless Brahma, [which is] the light of gnosis [pervading] everywhere. [It is] unborn, devoid of sleep and dreaming, unnamed (anāmaka), formless, manifested [all] at once and omniscient [This statement] is not figurative in any way”.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Namaka.—(IA 18), name applied to the first section of the Rudrajapa. Note: namaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nāmaka : (adj.) (in cpds.), by name.

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

Nāmaka, (adj.) (fr. nāma) 1. (-°) by name S. II, 282 (Thera°); PvA. 67, 96 (kaṇha°).—2. consisting of a mere name, i.e. mere talk, nonsense, ridiculous D. I, 240. (Page 350)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāmaka (नामक).—(At the end of adj. comp.) = नामन् (nāman); as कृतनामक (kṛtanāmaka).

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

Nāmaka (नामक).—(nt.; AMg. ṇāmaya; nāma-n plus -ka svārthe), name (in Sanskrit only ifc. [bahuvrīhi]): (rājā Kuśo, ātmano) nāmakena ālikhati Mahāvastu ii.463.9 marks with his own name; Kuśasya nāmakaṃ 13.

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

Nāmaka (नामक).—i. e. nāman + ka, a substitute for nāman at the end of comp. adj., f. mikā, e. g. candra-saras-, Called Candrasaras, [Pañcatantra] 159, 20. parvata-nāmikā, f. Having the name of a mountain, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 9.

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

Nāmaka (नामक).—(adj. —°, [feminine] nāmikā) = nāman.

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

1) Namaka (नमक):—[from nam] m. ([probably]) Name of an author.

2) Namāka (नमाक):—m. [plural] a tribe of barbarians, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Nāmaka (नामक):—[from nāma] 1. nāmaka mf(ikā)n. ifc. = nāman, name, [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature etc.] (cf. aṅghri., kṛtaetc.)

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Namaka 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

1) Namaka (नमक) [Also spelled namak]:—(nm) salt; table salt; (touch of) prettiness; ~[khvāra] loyal, loyal servant; hence ~[khvārī]; ~[dāna/dānī] salt-cellar; ~[harāma] ungrateful, disloyal; faithless, unfaithful; ~[harāmī] ungratefulness, ingratitude; disloyalty; faithlessness; ~[halāla] one who serves the master loyally; loyal, grateful, faithful; ~[halālī] rendering loyal service to the master, gratefulness, gratitude, loyalty; —([kā haka) adā karanā] to discharge (one’s) obligation to the master, to make any sacrifice to preserve one’s loyalty; —[khānā, kisī kā] to have subsisted on somebody’s patronage, (and therefore to be under a debt of gratitude); —[chiḍakanā, kaṭe para/ghāva para/jale para] to add insult to injury, to inflict one affliction upon another; —[phūṭakara nikalanā] to get punishment for disloyalty/ingratitude/infidelity; -[mirca lagānā] to exaggerate (things); to put forth a hyperbolic description; —[honā, cehare para] to have pretty looks.

2) Nāmaka (नामक) [Also spelled namak]:—(a) named, bearing the name (of).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Namaka (ನಮಕ):—[noun] the hymn in Yajurvēda, which is in praise of Rudra, each verse of which ends with the word ನಮಃ [namah].

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

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