Priyanka

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Priyanka is a popular female given name in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. It is a name derived from the Sanskrit word 'Priyanker' or 'Priyankar' meaning, someone or something that is amiable; lovable, or makes you happy.[1] In its adverb form it can also mean endearing behavior, for example an act of showing kindness or happiness or excitement; or kind agree-ability.

The Sanskrit word Priyankar is also used to describe the white variety of the 'Kantakari' flower (Sweta kantakari). Some of the earliest mentions of the Kantakari flower can be found in the ancient Hindu Ayurveda text from the mid-second millennium BCE.

Priyanka may refer to:

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  1. ^ SpokenSanskrit.de Dictionary translation of the word 'priyamkar'.