Canakya, Cāṇakya: 16 definitions


Canakya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

Canakya has 14 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chanakya.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Cāṇakya (चाणक्य):—

1) patron. von caṇaka gaṇa gargādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 105.] Unter diesem Namen erscheint gewöhnlich Viṣṇugupta, ein als Gnomendichter berühmter Brahmane, der die Dynastie der Nanda vertilgt haben soll, [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 7, 22.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 853,] [Scholiast] [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde II, 199. fgg.] [Pañcatantra Pr. 2. V, 38. 253, 12.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 5, 109. fgg.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 987,] [Scholiast] handelnde Person in [Mudrārākṣasa] Ueber die ihm zugeschriebenen Denksprüche s. [Bibliothecae sanskritae 298. fgg.] [Kāvya-Saṅgraha 312. fgg.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 781. fg.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 473,] [Nalopākhyāna] —

2) adj. vom vorherg.: śāstraṃ cāṇakyam [Cāṇakya 1.] Vgl. cāṇaka .

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

Cāṇakya (चाणक्य):——

1) Adj. — a) aus Kichererbsen gemacht [Bhāvaprakāśa 2,17.] — b) von cāṇakya

2) herrührend.

2) m. Patron. von caṇaka. Nomen proprium des Ministers von Candragupta und Sohnes des Caṇin [Hemacandra's Pariśiṣṭaparvan 8,200.]

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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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