Vanki, Vāṅkī, Vamki, Vāṅki: 4 definitions

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Vanki means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Tamil. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Vanki (“armlet”) is one of the gotras (clans) among the Kurnis (a tribe of South India). Kurni is, according to the Census Report 1901, “a corruption of kuri (sheep) and vanni (wool), the caste having been originally weavers of wool”. The gotras (viz., Vanki) are described as being of the Brāhman, Kshatriya, and Vaisya sub-divisions of the caste, and of Shanmukha’s Sudra caste.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāṅkī (वांकी).—f (vaṅka S Usually vāṅka) An ornament for the arm of females.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vāṅkī (वांकी).—f An ornament for the arm.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaṃki (ವಂಕಿ):—

1) [noun] a hook attached to or driven into a wall, wooden pillar, beam, etc. for hanging light objects.

2) [noun] a kind of curved armlet for the upper arms.

3) [noun] a hook used in fishing; a fish-hook.

4) [noun] a kind of angularly curved container for holding perfumes.

5) [noun] a standard, weight used in weighing perfumes.

6) [noun] a kind of sickle used by people while splitting bamboos.

7) [noun] a crooked weapon.

8) [noun] any small, mechanical device for semi permanent insertion into the uterus as a contraceptive; a intrauterine device; a loop.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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