Tankani, Ṭāṅkaṇī, Ṭāṃkaṇī, Tamkani: 2 definitions



Tankani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Ṭāṃkaṇī (टांकणी) in Gujarati refers to a “stake, peg” (more especially a carpenter’s tool) and is related to the Prakrit ṭaṃkiā, which 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.

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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭāṅkaṇī (टांकणी).—f The rim or margin left of the head of a pakhavāja after cutting out the centre.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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