Gananayaka, Gaṇanāyaka: 9 definitions


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

Gaṇanāyaka (गणनायक):—(gaṇa + nāyaka)

1) m. a) der Führer des Gefolges eines Gottes: devapatayaḥ svaiḥ svairgaṇanāyakaiḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 17, 13.] — b) der Führer des Gefolges von Śiva, der Gott Gaṇeśa: lekhako bhāratasyāsya bhava tvaṃ gaṇanāyaka [Mahābhārata 1, 77.] — c) Vorstand einer Versammlung [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka 15, 15.] —

2) f. nāyikā ein Beiname der Durgā [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 52.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 51] (nāyakā).

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Gaṇanāyaka (गणनायक):—

1) a) [Oxforder Handschriften 31,b, Nalopākhyāna 4.] — b) [Kathāsaritsāgara 100, 41.]

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

Gaṇanāyaka (गणनायक):——

1) m. — a) der Führer des Gefolges eines Gottes. — b) der Gott Gaṇeśa. — c) Vorstand einer Versammlung , — Körperschaft.

2) *f. nāyikā Beiname der Durgā.

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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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