जनक

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See also: जनको and -जनक

Braj[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit जनक (janaká).

Noun[edit]

जनक (janakm

  1. father
    • Sūrdās, Sūrsāgar 36.3:
      को है जनक कौन है जननी
      ko hai janak kaun hai jannī
      • 1991 translation by Rupert Snell
        who is his father, who is his mother

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit जनक (janaká).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /d͡ʒə.nək/, [d͡ʒə.n̪ək]

Noun[edit]

जनक (janakm

  1. father

Declension[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Alternative scripts[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root जन् (jan, to give birth) +‎ -अक (-aka), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to beget).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

जनक (janakam

  1. a progenitor, father
  2. (music) a kind of measure

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of जनक (janaka)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative जनकः
janakaḥ
जनकौ
janakau
जनकाः / जनकासः¹
janakāḥ / janakāsaḥ¹
Vocative जनक
janaka
जनकौ
janakau
जनकाः / जनकासः¹
janakāḥ / janakāsaḥ¹
Accusative जनकम्
janakam
जनकौ
janakau
जनकान्
janakān
Instrumental जनकेन
janakena
जनकाभ्याम्
janakābhyām
जनकैः / जनकेभिः¹
janakaiḥ / janakebhiḥ¹
Dative जनकाय
janakāya
जनकाभ्याम्
janakābhyām
जनकेभ्यः
janakebhyaḥ
Ablative जनकात्
janakāt
जनकाभ्याम्
janakābhyām
जनकेभ्यः
janakebhyaḥ
Genitive जनकस्य
janakasya
जनकयोः
janakayoḥ
जनकानाम्
janakānām
Locative जनके
janake
जनकयोः
janakayoḥ
जनकेषु
janakeṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Proper noun[edit]

जनक (janaka)

  1. name of a king of विदेह or मिथिला (son of मिथि and father of उदावसु)
  2. name of another king of मिथिला (son of ह्रस्व-रोमन् and father of Sita)
  3. name of another king Rājat
  4. name of a disciple of भगवत्
  5. name of several official men Rājat
  6. (in the plural) the descendants of जनक

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of जनक (janaka)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative जनकः
janakaḥ
जनकौ
janakau
जनकाः / जनकासः¹
janakāḥ / janakāsaḥ¹
Vocative जनक
janaka
जनकौ
janakau
जनकाः / जनकासः¹
janakāḥ / janakāsaḥ¹
Accusative जनकम्
janakam
जनकौ
janakau
जनकान्
janakān
Instrumental जनकेन
janakena
जनकाभ्याम्
janakābhyām
जनकैः / जनकेभिः¹
janakaiḥ / janakebhiḥ¹
Dative जनकाय
janakāya
जनकाभ्याम्
janakābhyām
जनकेभ्यः
janakebhyaḥ
Ablative जनकात्
janakāt
जनकाभ्याम्
janakābhyām
जनकेभ्यः
janakebhyaḥ
Genitive जनकस्य
janakasya
जनकयोः
janakayoḥ
जनकानाम्
janakānām
Locative जनके
janake
जनकयोः
janakayoḥ
जनकेषु
janakeṣu
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1899