Acaitanya: 11 definitions


Acaitanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achaitanya.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Acaitanya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

acaitanya (अचैतन्य).—n S Insensibility, unconsciousness, state of swoon or trance.

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

acaitanya (अचैतन्य).—a Insensibility.

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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

[«previous next»] — Acaitanya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Acaitanya (अचैतन्य).—[na. ta.]

1) Unconsciousness, insensibility; ignorance in spiritual matters.

2) The material world, matter.

Derivable forms: acaitanyam (अचैतन्यम्).

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

Acaitanya (अचैतन्य).—n.

(-nyaṃ) 1. Unconsciousness, insensibility. 2. The material universe, as opposed to spiritual being or God. 3. Ignorance, especially spiritual. E. a neg. caitanya intellect.

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

1) Acaitanya (अचैतन्य):—[=a-caitanya] [from a-cetana] n. unconsciousness

2) [v.s. ...] insensibility, senselessness, want of spirituality, that which is destitute of consciousness, matter.

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

Acaitanya (अचैतन्य):—n.

(-nyam) I. [tatpurusha compound]

1) Ignorance, especially spiritual.

2) Unconsciousness, insensibility. E. a neg. and caitanya. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] The material universe or matter in general, as being devoid of reason or feeling and opposed to spiritual being or God. E. a priv. and caitanya. As a [bahuvrihi compound] this word may also be used in the three genders.

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

Acaitanya (अचैतन्य):—[a-caitanya] (nyaṃ) 1. n. Insensibility; ignorance; material universe.

[Sanskrit to German]

Acaitanya in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Acaitanya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Acaitanya (अचैतन्य) [Also spelled achaitany]:—(a) unconscious; (nm) absence of consciousness; inanimation.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Acaitanya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Acaitanya (ಅಚೈತನ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which has no inherent power of action, motion or resistance (as opp. to active one).

2) [noun] the property of matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity along a straight line so long as it is not acted upon by an external force; inertia.

3) [noun] (phil.) the spiritual ignorance.

4) [noun] the physical world and any thing pertaining only to it; mundane world or a non-sentient object.

5) [noun] want of energy; weakness.

6) [noun] the condition of being very poor; utter poverty.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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