Ajan, Ājan: 3 definitions


Ajan means something in 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ājan (आजन्).—4 A.

1) To be born or come into existence, to be produced or born from; सस्यमिव मर्त्यः पच्यते सस्यमिव आजायते पुनः (sasyamiva martyaḥ pacyate sasyamiva ājāyate punaḥ) Kaṭh.1.1.6.

2) To beget, cause to be born, render prolific; आ नः प्रजां जनयतु प्रजापतिः (ā naḥ prajāṃ janayatu prajāpatiḥ) Rv.1.85.43.

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

Ājan (आजन्).—be born. [Causative] beget; cause to be born for ([dative]), make prolific.

Ājan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and jan (जन्).

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

Ājan (आजन्):—[=ā-√jan] [Ātmanepada] -jāyate ([imperative] -jāyatām [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]; [Aorist] 2. sg. -janiṣṭhās; 3. sg. -janiṣṭa, or ājani; Prec. -janiṣīṣṭa)

—to be born, [Ṛg-veda] etc.:

—[Causal] ([subjunctive] 2. [dual number] [Ātmanepada] -janayāvahai) to beget, generate, [Atharva-veda xiv, 2, 71];

— ([imperative] -janayatu) to cause to be born, [Ṛg-veda x, 85, 43];

— ([imperative] 2. sg. -janaya) to render prolific, [Ṛg-veda i, 113, 19.]

context information

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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