Ahna, Āhna: 10 definitions


Ahna means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ahna (अह्न) or Ahan refers to a “day”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Those objects having a pleasant form, which are seen in the morning (pūrva-ahan) and not at midday (madhya-ahan), vanish for the embodied souls in this world”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahna (अह्न).—(The last member of a comp.) see under अहन् (ahan). Day; यदह्नात्कुरुते पापम् (yadahnātkurute pāpam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.2.393.

-ahnyam Daily course (of the sun) द्वात्रिंशतं वै देवस्याह्न्यान्ययं लोकः (dvātriṃśataṃ vai devasyāhnyānyayaṃ lokaḥ) Bṛ. Up.3.3.2.

Derivable forms: ahnaḥ (अह्नः).

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Āhna (आह्न).—a. (-hnī f.) Daily, performed in ad ay.

-hnam [ahnāṃ samūhaḥ añ] A series of days, many days.

-āhnīnaibukam Some religious act performed by the Southerners (i. e. those that hail from South India). येऽपि श्यामा बृहन्तो लोहिताक्षास्तेऽपि न सर्वे आह्नीनैबुकादीन् कुर्वते (ye'pi śyāmā bṛhanto lohitākṣāste'pi na sarve āhnīnaibukādīn kurvate) ŚB. on MS.1.3.18; ये दक्षिणात्या इति समाख्यातास्ते आह्नीनै- बुकादीन् करिष्यन्ति (ye dakṣiṇātyā iti samākhyātāste āhnīnai- bukādīn kariṣyanti) | ŚB. on MS.1.3.19.

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

Āhna (आह्न).—n.

(-hnaṃ) Many days. E. ahan a day, and aṇ aff.

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

Ahna (अह्न).—[-ahna], i. e. ahan + a, A substitute for ahan in the latter part of some compound words, e. g. parāhna and parāhan, i. e. para-, m. The afternoon. pūrva-, and pra-, m. The forenoon, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 256. madhya-, m. Noon, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 73, 18. sāya-, m. Evening.

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

Ahna (अह्न).—[masculine] day (—°); [dative] instantly, at once.

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

1) Ahna (अह्न):—[from ahan] a See ss.vv.

2) b only (like aha) ifc. for ahan (or ahar), q.v. e.g. aty-ahna, aparāhṇa, pūrvāhṇa etc., qq.vv.

3) Āhna (आह्न):—n. ([from] ahan), a series of days, many days, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Pāṇini]

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

Āhna (आह्न):—(hnaṃ) 1. n. Many days.

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Ahna 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ahna (ಅಹ್ನ):—[noun] that part of the day from sunrise to sunset; the day time.

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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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