m.Name of a ṛṣi- (one of the four mind-born sons of brahmā-, described as one of the counsellors or companions of viṣṇu- and as inhabiting the janar-loka-;the other three are sana-, sanatkumāra-, and sa-nandana-;some reckon seven of these mind-born sons) (confer, compare) ; of an inspired legislator [ confer, compareLatin Seneca; Gothic sineigs.]
Occurs as the name of one of the two Kāpyas (the other being Navaka) who took part in the sacrifice of the Vibhindukīyas, which is mentioned in the Jaiminiya Brāhmaṇa. Ludwig thinks that the Sanakas are referred to as non-sacrificers in one passage of the Rigveda, but this is very doubtful.
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