Agrani, Agraṇī, Agraṇi: 15 definitions
Agrani 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Agraṇi (अग्रणि).—The name of an Agni. He was the fifth son of the Agni named Bhānu and his wife, Niśādevī. (Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 221, Ślokas 15 to 22).
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Agraṇī (अग्रणी) refers to “success”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] If there were no Jyotiṣakas, the muhūrtas, the tithis, the nakṣatras, the ṛtus and the āyanas would go wrong. It therefore behoves a prince who loves success [i.e., jaya], fame, wealth, happiness and renown, to secure the services of a learned Jyotiṣaka”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
agraṇī (अग्रणी).—(S) Chief, principal, leading.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
agraṇī (अग्रणी).—a Principal, chief.
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.
Agraṇī (अग्रणी).—mfn. (-ṇīḥ-ṇīḥ-ṇi) First, principal. E. agra and nī from nīña to lead, aff. kvipSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agraṇī (अग्रणी).—i. e. agra-nī, m. A leader.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agraṇī (अग्रणी).—[adjective] leading; [masculine] chief, principal.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agraṇī (अग्रणी):—[=agra-ṇī] [from agra] mfn. taking the lead, foremost
2) [v.s. ...] Name of an Agni, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agraṇī (अग्रणी):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.
(-ṇīḥ-ṇīḥ-ṇi) First, principal. E. agra and nī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agraṇī (अग्रणी):—[(ṇīḥ-ṇiḥ) a.] First, chief.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Agraṇī (अग्रणी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aggāṇī.
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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.
Agraṇī (अग्रणी):—(a) leading; preeminent, outstanding.
1) [noun] one who leads others; a leader; a guide.
2) [noun] the best or pre-eminent man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Agranika, Agranikri, Agranirupana, Agraniti.
Ends with: Bhutagrani, Devasuraganagrani, Ekagrani, Gadagrani, Gajagrani, Ganagrani, Harshakulagrani, Karanagrani, Khalagrani, Mugdhagrani, Nagrani, Pakshmagrani, Parshukagrani, Rathagrani, Samagrani, Shrikarana-agrani, Surasagrani, Vedagrani, Yuthagrani.
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