Ajanana, Ajānana, Ājānana, Ājanana: 8 definitions


Ajanana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ajānana : (nt.) ignorance. || ājānana (nt.), knowledge.

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

Ajānana, (°-) (nt.) (a + jānana) not knowing, ignorance (of) J.V, 199 (°bhāva); VI, 177 (°kāla). (Page 10)

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Ājānana, (nt.) (ā + jānana, cp. Sk. ajñāna) learning, knowing, understanding; knowledge J.I, 181 (°sabhāva of the character of knowing, fit to learn); PvA.225. (Page 96)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ājanana (आजनन).—High birth or origin, famous or wellknown origin. -ind. From birth.

Derivable forms: ājananam (आजननम्).

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

Ājanana (आजनन).—[ā-jan + ana], n., and ājāti ājāti, i. e. ā-jan + ti, f., New birth, transmigration, Mahābhārata 1, 4561; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 166.

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

Ājanana (आजनन):—[=ā-janana] [from ā-jan] n. birth, origin, [Mahābhārata i, 3756 and 4561.]

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Ajanana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ajāṇaṇā (अजाणणा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ajñāna.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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