Adikarana, Ādikāraṇa, Adi-karana: 5 definitions

Introduction

Adikarana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ādikāraṇa (आदिकारण).—n S A first or primary cause.

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

ādikāraṇa (आदिकारण).—n A primary cause.

context information

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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādikāraṇa (आदिकारण).—the first or primary cause (of the universe), which, according to the Vedāntins, is Brahman; while, according to the Naiyāyikas and particalarly the Vaiśeṣikas, atoms are the first or material cause of the universe, and not God.

2) analysis.

3) algebra.

Derivable forms: ādikāraṇam (आदिकारणम्).

Ādikāraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādi and kāraṇa (कारण).

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

Ādikāraṇa (आदिकारण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) A primary cause. E. ādi and kāraṇa cause.

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

1) Ādikāraṇa (आदिकारण):—[=ādi-kāraṇa] [from ādi] n. a primary cause

2) [v.s. ...] analysis, algebra.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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