Abhijnana, Abhijñāna: 11 definitions

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Abhijnana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Abhijñāna.—(LP), a token by which the identity of a person is recognised. Note: abhijñāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhijñāna (अभिज्ञान).—n S Thorough or deep knowledge of.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abhijñāna (अभिज्ञान).—n Thorough knowledge of.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhijñāna (अभिज्ञान).—

1) Recognition; तदभिज्ञानहेतोर्हि दत्तं तेन महात्मना (tadabhijñānahetorhi dattaṃ tena mahātmanā) Rām. (abhijñāna is a combination of anubhava or direct perception and smṛti or recollection; a sort of direct perception assisted by the memory; as when we say 'this is the same man I saw yesterday' so'yaṃ hyo dṛṣṭo naraḥ, anubhava or direct perception leading to the identification expressed by ayam and the memory leading to the reference to past action expressed by saḥ).

2) Remembrance, recollection; knowledge, ascertainment.

3) (a) A sign or token of recognition (person or thing); वत्स योगिन्यस्मि मालत्यभिज्ञानं च धारयामि (vatsa yoginyasmi mālatyabhijñānaṃ ca dhārayāmi) Māl.9; Bk.8.118,124; R.12. 62; Me.114; उपपन्नेरभिज्ञानैर्दूतं तमवगच्छत (upapannerabhijñānairdūtaṃ tamavagacchata) Rām.

4) The dark portion in the dise of the moon. cf. अभिज्ञानं स्मृतावपि । गर्वे ज्ञाने च हिंसायां प्रणवे च समीरितम् (abhijñānaṃ smṛtāvapi | garve jñāne ca hiṃsāyāṃ praṇave ca samīritam) Nm.

Derivable forms: abhijñānam (अभिज्ञानम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhijñāna (अभिज्ञान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A mark, a spot or stain. 2. A sing, a token. 3. Ascrtaining, knowledge. E. abhi before jñā to know, and lyuṭ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhijñāna (अभिज्ञान).—i. e. abhi-jñā + ana, n. 1. Remembrance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5. 68, 1. 2. Recognition, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 192, 12. 3. A token of remembrance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 100, 6. 4. A sign by which one proves himself to be a trustee, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 196, 15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhijñāna (अभिज्ञान).—[neuter] = [preceding] [feminine]; recognition or sign of recognition. śakuntala [neuter] T. of a drama (the Token or Ring-Śakuntala).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Abhijñāna (अभिज्ञान):—[=abhi-jñāna] [from abhi-jñā] n. remembrance, recollection

2) [v.s. ...] knowledge, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] ascertainment

4) [v.s. ...] a sign or token of remembrance

5) [v.s. ...] any sign or token serving as a proof for ([locative case] or prati), [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] = abhijñāna-śakuntala q.v., [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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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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