Janaka: 29 definitions

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Janaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Janaka has 27 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Janak.

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

Janaka (जनक):—(von jan) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 7, 3, 35,] [Scholiast]

1) adj. zeugend, erzeugend, verursachend: tanuśukraḥ strījanakaḥ [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 67, 15.] duḥkha [Mahābhārata 4, 1456.] —

2) m. a) Vater [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 1, 28. 1, 1, 1, 17. 2, 12.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 556. 6.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 42.] [Medinīkoṣa k. 89.] [Harivaṃśa 982.] [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 3, 45.] [Pañcatantra V, 19. 97, 12.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 98.] [Dhūrtasamāgama 83, 14.] Vgl. kṛtāntajanaka . — b) oxyt. Nomen proprium eines Königs von Videha (Mithilā) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 11, 3, 1, 2. 4, 2, 17. 14, 5, 1, 1. 6, 1, 1.] [Mahābhārata 3, 8089. 12, 3665. fgg. 5924. 6640. 7883. 10699. 11545. fgg. 11855] (Verfasser eines Śāstra). [14, 883. fgg.] [Harivaṃśa 9253.] Janaka der ältere ist ein Sohn Mithi's und Vater Udāvasu’s, Janaka der jüngere ein Sohn Hrasvaroman's und Vater der Sītā (die daher die Beinn. janakatanayā, nandinī, sutā, janakātmajā führt) [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 26. 12, 20. 33, 6. 48, 9. 71, 4. 13. 3, 4, 6.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 389.] ein Anhänger der Lehre Bhagavant's [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 3, 20.] pl. die Nachkommen des Janaka [Mahābhārata 3, 10637.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 67, 8. 22.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 13, 11.] [UTTARAR. 8, 9. 76, 6. 118, 9.] — Andere Könige dieses Namens werden erwähnt [Viṣṇupurāṇa 466. 645.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 98.] — Nomen proprium verschiedener Beamter ebend. [7, 1174. 8, 185. 575. 816. 899. 1076. 1133. 1234. 1573. 2354. 2370.] —

3) f. janikā Schwiegertochter (vgl. jani, janī) [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] Mutter [Śabdakalpadruma] [Wilson’s Wörterbuch]

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Jānaka (जानक):—(von janaka)

1) m. patron. des Kratuvid [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 7, 34.] des Āyasthūṇa [Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad 6, 3, 10] (aber gleich darauf wie im [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa] jānaki). —

2) f. ī a) patron. der Sītā, der Gemahlin Rāma’s, [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 4.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 703.] [Mahābhārata 3, 15872.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 51, 6.] [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 61. 15, 74.] nātha Beiname Rāma’s [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 74.] jānakīśa desgl. [Oxforder Handschriften 28,b.] jānakīnāthaśarman Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 699.] jānakīnāthaliṅga n. [Oxforder Handschriften 77],b. jānakīrāghava n. Titel eines Schauspiels [Sāhityadarpana 155, 4.] — b) Name eines Metrums (4 Mal ¯ ˘ ¯ ¯ ˘ ¯ ¯ ˘ ¯ ¯ ˘ ¯ ¯ ˘ ¯ ¯ ˘ ¯ ¯ ˘ ¯ ¯ ˘ ¯) [Colebrooke II, 163 (XIX, 4).]

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Janaka (जनक):—

1) hervorbringend: janyānāṃ janakaḥ kālaḥ [Bhāṣāpariccheda 44.]

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Jānaka (जानक):—

2) a) jānakīnātha [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 332.] vallabha [282. 301.] dehabhūṣa [296.] mantra ebend. svayaṃvara [Oxforder Handschriften 143,a,1.] rāmacandravilāsa 2. sahasranāmastotra [106,b, No. 162.] haraṇa [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 3, 73.] nāthacūḍāmaṇibhaṭṭācārya Nomen proprium eines Autors [HALL 24.]

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

Janaka (जनक):——

1) Adj. zeugend , erzeugend , hervorbringend , verursachen , bewirkend [Indische sprüche 7759.] [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,52.] —

2) m. — a) Erzeuger , Vater [Indische sprüche 7680.] — b) ein best. Tact [Saṃgitasārasaṃgraha 212,237.] — c) Nomen proprium verschiedener Fürsten und anderer Personen. Pl. Janaka’s Geschlecht.

3) *f. janikā — a) Mutter. — b) Schwiegertochter.

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Jānaka (जानक):——

1) m. Patron. verschiedener Männer. —

2) f. ī — a) Patron. der Sītā. — b) ein best. Metrum.

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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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