Acchanna: 12 definitions

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Acchanna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Achchhanna.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Acchanna in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Ācchanna (आच्छन्न) refers to “enveloping (everything)” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Menā saw with pleasure lord Śiva, the bridegroom of Pārvatī, served by all the gods and who by that time had come there. [...] He was shedding a halo around him enveloping everything (ācchannasarvasvaprabhayācchannam). He was extremely beautiful. He appeared to be very young. His limbs had the full complement of their ornaments. He was very attractive to the ladies. He was not nervous or self-conscious.  [...]”.

2) Acchanna (अच्छन्न) refers to “not being hidden”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Nandīśvara said to Kārttikeya and the Kṛttikās: “[...] You are brilliant enough to illuminate the universe. You do not fit in well in this abode just as a majestic elephant fallen in a deep well does not retain splendour. You can shed splendour if your brilliance is not hidden (acchanna) just as the sun illuminates the world only when it is not hidden (acchanna) by the cloud. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ācchanna.—(EI 30), a word of doubtful import. Note: ācchanna 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Acchanna in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Acchanna, (adj.) (pp. of acchādeti) covered with, clothed in, fig. steeped in (c. loe.) J.JII, 323 (lohite a. = nimugga C.). At D.I, 91 nacchanna is for na channa (see channa2) = not fair, not suitable or proper (paṭirūpa). (Page 9)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ācchanna (आच्छन्न).—p S ācchādita p S Covered over or with; overspread: also concealed or hidden.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ācchanna (आच्छन्न).—a. Clothed; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.

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

Ācchanna (आच्छन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) 1. Covered. 2. Clothed. E. āṅ before chada to cover, affix kta.

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

Ācchanna (आच्छन्न).—[adjective] covered, clothed.

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

Ācchanna (आच्छन्न):—[=ā-cchanna] [from ā-cchad] mfn. clothed, [Mahābhārata iii, 2632.]

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

Ācchanna (आच्छन्न):—[(nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) p.] Covered.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Acchanna (अच्छन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Acchaṇṇa.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Acchaṇṇa (अच्छण्ण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Acchanna.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ācchanna (ಆಚ್ಛನ್ನ):—[adjective] covered; veiled; concealed; hidden.

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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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