Tanuka: 9 definitions



Tanuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Tanuka (तनुक):—[tanukaṃ] Watery and clear

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tanuka : (adj.) thin.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tanuka, (adj.)=tanu; little, small Dh. 174 (=DhA 175); Sn. 994 (soka). (Page 296)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tanuka (तनुक).—a. Thin, small.

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

Tanuka (तनुक).—[tanu + ka], adj. Small, [Suśruta] 1, 296, 12.

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

1) Tanuka (तनुक):—[from tan] mfn. ([gana] yāvādi) thin, [Caraka vi, 2] and (said of a liquid), [viii, 6]

2) [v.s. ...] small, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Grislea tomentosa, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

4) [v.s. ...] Terminalia bellerica, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] the cinnamon tree, [ib.]

6) Tanukā (तनुका):—[from tanuka > tan] f. Diospyros embryopteris, [ib.]

7) Tānuka (तानुक):—[from tāna] See stri-tānuka-roga.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tanuka (तनुक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Taṇua, Taṇuā, Taṇuāa.

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Tanuka in German

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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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