Tatanka, Tāṭaṅka: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Tatanka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क).—The name of Siṃhadhvaja, King of Siṃhala, in his previous birth. (See under Siṃhadhvaja).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क) refers to an “ear-ring”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 10.116.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tāṭaṅka.—(EI 16), an ear-ornament. Note: tāṭaṅka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tāṭaṅka (ताटंक).—n S An ear-ring of females. Popularly tānavaḍa.

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tāṭāṅka (ताटांक).—n (Properly tāṭaṅka) An ear-ring of females.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क).—An ornament for the ear, a large ear-ring; तेन मुनिना पारितोषिकं ताटङ्कयुगलमर्पितं तस्य राज्ञः (tena muninā pāritoṣikaṃ tāṭaṅkayugalamarpitaṃ tasya rājñaḥ) P. R.

Derivable forms: tāṭaṅkaḥ (ताटङ्कः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क).—m.

(-ṅkaḥ) An ornament of the ear, a large sort of ear-ring: see tāḍaṅka and tālapatra.

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

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क):—(m., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) n. a kind of ear ornament, [Prasannarāghava ii, 0/1.]

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

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क):—(ṅkaḥ) 1. m. An ornament of the ear, a large earring.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क):—m. = tāḍaṅka [Bharata] zu [Dvirūpakoṣa] [Śabdakalpadruma] n. [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 592.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Tāṭaṅka (ताटङ्क):—(*m.) n. eine Art Ohrschmuck [Jayadeva's Prasannarāghava 28,10.]

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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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