n. (f(ā-).), Name of an ancient city of great note (in the north-western provinces of India, situated on the kālī nadī-,a branch of the gaṅgā-, in the modern district of Farrukhabad;the popular spelling of the name presents, perhaps, greater variations than that of any place in India[ exempli gratia, 'for example' Kanauj,Kunnoj,Kunnouj,Kinoge,Kinnoge,Kinnauj,Kanoj,Kannauj,Kunowj,CanowjCanoje,Canauj,etc.];in antiquity this city ranks next to ayodhyā- in Oude;it is known in classical geography as Canogyza;but the name applies also to its dependencies and the surrounding district;the current etymology[ kanyā-,"a girl", shortened to kanya-,and kubja-,"round-shouldered or crooked"] refers to a legend in ,relating to the hundred daughters of kuśanābha-, the king of this city, who were all rendered crooked by vāyu- for non-compliance with his licentious desires;the ruins of the ancient city are said to occupy a site larger than that of London)
कन्यका 1 A girl; संबद्धवैखानसकन्यकानि R.14.28;11.53. -2 An unmarried girl, virgin, maiden; गृहे गृहे पुरुषाः कुलकन्यकाः समुद्वहन्ति Māl.7; Y.1.15. -3 A technical name for a girl ten years old; (अष्टवर्षा भवेद्गौरी नववर्षा च रोहिणी । दशमे कन्यका प्रोक्ता अत ऊर्ध्वं रजस्वला Śabdak.) -4 (In Rhet.) One of the several kinds of heroines; an unmarried girl serving as a chief character in a poetical composition; see under अन्यस्त्री. -5 The sign Virgo. -6 N. of Durgā; Bhāg.1.2.12. -Comp. -च्छलः seduction; पैशाचः कन्यकाच्छलात् Y.1.61. -जनः
a maiden; विशुद्धमुग्धः कुलकन्यकाजनः Māl.7.1. -जातः the son of an unmarried girl; कानीनः कन्यकाजातः Y.2.129 (= कानीन); for instance व्यास, कर्ण &c.
noun (feminine) Aloe indica Linn. (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
daughter (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
girl (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
maiden (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Durgā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the constellation Virgo in the zodiac (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
virgin (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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