Akalana, Ākalana, Ākalanā: 10 definitions



Akalana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aakalan.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ākalana (आकलन).—n (S) Binding, confining, restraining, coërcing, cohibiting. 2 Comprehending, comprising, embracing, including: also comprehending mentally, conceiving, compassing.

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

ākalana (आकलन).—n Confining; comprehending.

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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākalana (आकलन).—

1) Laying hold of, seizing; मेखलाकलनम् (mekhalākalanam) K.183; binding; सेव्योऽपि सानुनयमाकलनाय यन्त्रा (sevyo'pi sānunayamākalanāya yantrā) Śi.5.42 confinement.

2) Counting, reckoning.

3) Wish, desire.

4) Inquiry.

5) Comprehending, understanding;

6) Description, narration; प्राचेतसाद्याः कवयोऽ नवद्या यदेकदेशा- कलनेऽपि नेशाः (prācetasādyāḥ kavayo' navadyā yadekadeśā- kalane'pi neśāḥ) Viś. Guṇā 49.

Derivable forms: ākalanam (आकलनम्).

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Ākalanā (आकलना).—

1) See आकलनम् (ākalanam).

2) Worship, devotion; तथाप्येषा दोषापनयनपटुः स्वाकलनया (tathāpyeṣā doṣāpanayanapaṭuḥ svākalanayā) Viś. Guṇā 8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ākalana (आकलन).—(not in Pali, very rare in Sanskrit, see [Boehtlingk] 5 and 6 App.), in Bodhisattvabhūmi 251.8 paravādibhir ākalanānuyogo, an activity of Bodhisattvas, perhaps regular practice (see anuyoga) of investigation (? careful consideration) by reason of (? under the stimulus of) opposing teachers.

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

Ākalana (आकलन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Wish, desire. 2. Counting, reckoning. 3. Confinement, binding. 4. Laying hold of. E. āṅ, kala to count, sound, &c. and lyuṭ aff.

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

1) Ākalana (आकलन):—[=ā-kalana] [from ā-kal] n. fastening, [Śiśupāla-vadha v, 42]

2) [v.s. ...] reckoning, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] wish, desire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ākalana (आकलन):—(von kal mit ā) n.

1) das Binden.

2) das Zählen [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 230.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 4, 159.] [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 166.] —

3) das Wünschen [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa]

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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