Pancan, Pañcan: 5 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Panchan.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pañcan (पञ्चन्).—num. a. (Always pl., nom. and acc. pañca) Five. (As the first member of comp. pañcan drops its final n). [cf. Gr. pente.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcan (पञ्चन्).—mfn. plu. (-ñca) Five. E. paci to spead, Unadi aff. kanin .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcan (पञ्चन्).—numer. adj. Five, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 43.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcan (पञ्चन्).—[adjective] five.
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Pañcan (पञ्चन्).—[adjective] five.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pañcan (पञ्चन्):—[from pañca] [plural] (said to be [from] √1. pac, to spread out the hand with its five fingers; [nominative case] [accusative] pañca [Atharva-veda v, 15, 5] pañca; [instrumental case] cabhis; [dative case] [ablative] cabhyas; [locative case] casu [Class. also, cabhis, cabhyas, casu cf. [Pāṇini 6-1, 179 etc.]]; [genitive case] cānām) five, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (cf. under indriya, kṛṣṭi, carṣaṇi, jana, bhūta, mātra, yajña, svasṛ etc.); sg. Name of [Kathāsaritsāgara xiv.]
2) [v.s. ...] cf. [Zend] pañcan; [Greek] πέντε, [Aeolic] πέμπε; [Latin] quinque; [Lithuanian] penkí; [Gothic] fimf; [German] fönf; [Anglo-Saxon] fif; [English] five.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+221): Pancabahu, Pancabala, Pancabana, Pancabandha, Pancabhadra, Pancabhagin, Pancabhringa, Pancabhuja, Pancabhuta, Pancabijani, Pancabinduprasrita, Pancacamara, Pancacatvarimsha, Pancacatvarimshat, Pancacuda, Pancada, Pancadasha, Pancadashan, Pancadashi, Pancadashin.
Full-text (+182): Pancakritvas, Pancapancasha, Pancadha, Pancatrimsha, Pancadashan, Pancavarshiya, Pancasiti, Pancavimsha, Pancashashta, Pancashashti, Pancavimshatika, Pancangula, Pancasaptati, Pancavika, Pancagava, Pancapsaras, Pancaloha, Pancanakha, Pancasha, Pancashashtitama.
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