Samghanaka, Saṃghāṇaka, Saṅghāṇaka, Sanghanaka: 3 definitions

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Samghanaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samghanaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Saṅghāṇaka (सङ्घाणक, “snot”) (Pali, Siṅghāṇikā) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., saṅghāṇaka]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samghanaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃghāṇaka (संघाणक).—The mucus of the nose.

Derivable forms: saṃghāṇakaḥ (संघाणकः), saṃghāṇakam (संघाणकम्).

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

Saṅghāṇaka (सङ्घाणक):—m. the mucus of the nose (cf. siṅgh and śiṅgh), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]] ([varia lectio])

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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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