Adhuna, Adhunā: 18 definitions

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Adhuna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Adhunā (अधुना).—tad. affix applied to the pronoun इदम् (idam) which is changed into इ (i) before the affix and then elided by P. VI.4.148, or changed into अ (a) in which case धुना (dhunā) or अधुना (adhunā) could be looked upon as a tad. affix.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Adhunā (अधुना) means “just now”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Menā says to the Goddess (i.e., Durgā):—“O Goddess, your form has been perceived by me directly, just now [i.e., adhunā]. I wish to eulogise you. Be pleased.

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adhunā : (adv.) now; recently; newly.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Adhunā, (adv.) (Vedic adhunā) just now, quite recently D.II, 208; Vin.II, 185 (kālakata); Miln.155; Dāvs II, 94.

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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

adhunā (अधुना).—ad S Now, at present.

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

adhunā (अधुना).—ad Now, at present.

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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

Adhunā (अधुना).—ind. [asmin kāle; idamaḥ īdaṃśabdasya saptamyantātkālavācinaḥ svārthe adhunāpratyayaḥ syāt P.V.3.17 Sk.] Now, at this time; प्रमदानामधुना विडम्बना (pramadānāmadhunā viḍambanā) Kumārasambhava 4.12. अधुना हरणे कुचौ यतेते दयिते ते करिशावकुम्भलक्ष्मयाः (adhunā haraṇe kucau yatete dayite te kariśāvakumbhalakṣmayāḥ) Bv.2.8.

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

Adhunā (अधुना).—ind. Now, at present. E. idam this, irregularly formed.

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

Adhunā (अधुना).—adv. Now.

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

Adhunā (अधुना).—[adverb] now, presently.

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

Adhunā (अधुना):—ind. at this time, now.

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

Adhunā (अधुना):—ind. Now, at present. E. (i. e. a, considered as a substitute of idam), taddh. aff. adhunā.

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

Adhunā (अधुना):—ind. Now.

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

Adhunā (अधुना) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇaha, Ahuā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adhuna 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Adhunā (अधुना):—(ind) now, at present.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhunā (ಅಧುನಾ):—[adjective] relating to the present time; of most recent date.

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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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