Pakkana, Pakkaṇa: 9 definitions

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Pakkana 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Pakkaṇa (पक्कण) refers to the “house of a low-caste Śabara”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.5.—Cf. Yaśastilaka chapter 5.

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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’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakkaṇa (पक्कण).—

1) The hut of a Chāṇḍāla or barbarian; (विश्वामित्रस्य संवादं चाण्डालस्य च पक्कणे (viśvāmitrasya saṃvādaṃ cāṇḍālasya ca pakkaṇe) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.141.12.

2) A village of the barbarians.

Derivable forms: pakkaṇaḥ (पक्कणः).

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

Pakkaṇa (पक्कण).—mn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇaṃ) The residence of low or outcast tribes. E. pac to cook, kaṇ aff. and ka substituted for ca.

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

Pakkaṇa (पक्कण).—m. The but of a Cāṇḍāla, or one of the outcast tribes, Kāśīkh. 12, 16.

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

Pakkaṇa (पक्कण):—m. n. the hut of a Cāṇḍāla or any outcast, a village inhabited by savages or barbarians, [Mahābhārata; Kādambarī]

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

Pakkaṇa (पक्कण):—[(ṇaḥ-ṇaṃ)] 1. m. n. The residence of low or outcast tribes.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pakkana 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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pakkaṇa (ಪಕ್ಕಣ):—[noun] a place where hunter caste people live.

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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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