Tamkia, Ṭaṃkiā, Ṭaṅkiā, Tankia: 1 definition
Tamkia 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)
Ṭaṃkiā (टंकिआ) in Prakrit refers to an “chisel, chisel”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Cf. ṭaṃka. ( Jacobi 1886 p. 112; ST p. 139); cf. ṭaṅkitvā; CDIAL 5427 gives several meanings (stone chisel, sword, hatchet) of the word and its derivatives in modern languages. In Gujarati, ṭāṃka designates a point, ṭāṃkaṇī, a stake, a peg, and more especially a carpenter’s tool.
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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