Akarana, Akaraṇa, Ākaraṇā: 17 definitions

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Akarana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Akaran.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Akarana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

akaraṇa : (nt.) non-action.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akāraṇa (अकारण).—a (S) Uncaused or causeless. 2 Useless, needless, unprofitable or uncalled for. 3 Destitute of grounds or reason.

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ākāraṇa (आकारण).—n S Calling, summoning, inviting: a call, a summons, an invitation.

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

akāraṇa (अकारण).—a Needless; causeless.

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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

Akaraṇa (अकरण).—[kṛ-bhāve lyuṭ na. ta.] Not doing, absence of action; अकरणान्मन्दकरणं श्रेयः (akaraṇānmandakaraṇaṃ śreyaḥ).

-ṇa a. [na. ba.]

1) Not artificial, natural.

2) Devoid of all organs, (epithet of the Supreme Spirit).

Derivable forms: akaraṇam (अकरणम्).

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Akāraṇa (अकारण).—a. [na. ba.] Causeless, groundless, spontaneous; °मित्राणि सतां चेतांसि (mitrāṇi satāṃ cetāṃsi) K.37 disinterested friends; ईदृशो मां प्रत्यमीषाम् °स्नेहः (īdṛśo māṃ pratyamīṣām °snehaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 6.

-ṇam Absence of a cause, motive, or ground; [akāraṇād-raṇam-ṇe] causelessly, without cause or ground; किमकारणमेव दर्शनं विलपन्त्यै रतये न दीयते (kimakāraṇameva darśanaṃ vilapantyai rataye na dīyate) Kumārasambhava 4.7; °परित्यक्ता मातापित्रोर्गुरोस्तथा (parityaktā mātāpitrorgurostathā) Manusmṛti 3.157; अकारणात् परित्यज्य (akāraṇāt parityajya) K. 167; त्यक्तो वा स्थादकारणात् (tyakto vā sthādakāraṇāt) Manusmṛti 9.177; किमकारणे कुप्यसि, अकारणे आत्मानमायासयसि (kimakāraṇe kupyasi, akāraṇe ātmānamāyāsayasi) Ratnāvalī 2.

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Ākāraṇa (आकारण) or Ākaraṇā (आकरणा).—

1) Invitation, calling; भवदाकारणाय (bhavadākāraṇāya) Daśakumāracarita 175.

2) A challenge.

Derivable forms: ākāraṇam (आकारणम्).

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

Akāraṇa (अकारण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Absence or non-existence of a cause. (Used adverb ally,) Causelessly. E. a neg. kāraṇa cause.

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Ākāraṇa (आकारण).—nf.

(-ṇaṃ-ṇā) Calling, a call or summons. E. āṅ, kṛ to make or do in the causal form, and lyuṭ affix, fem. affix ṭāp; sometimes written ākaraṇa.

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

Ākāraṇa (आकारण).—i. e. ā-kṛ, [Causal.] + ana, n. Calling up, [Pañcatantra] 227, 23.

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Akaraṇa (अकरण).—n. non-doing, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 202, 15.

Akaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and karaṇa (करण).

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Akāraṇa (अकारण).—adj. 1. unreasonable, [Pañcatantra] 246, 6. 2. A-kāraṇam and a-kāraṇena, without cause, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 54; [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 234. Anna-kāraṇam, on account of (supplying) food, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 94.

Akāraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and kāraṇa (कारण).

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

Akaraṇa (अकरण).—[neuter] non-doing, omission.

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Akāraṇa (अकारण).—[adjective] causeless; [neuter] no cause.

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

1) Akaraṇa (अकरण):—[=a-karaṇa] n. absence of action.

2) Akāraṇa (अकारण):—[=a-kāraṇa] mfn. causeless

3) [v.s. ...] n. absence of a cause

4) Ākāraṇa (आकारण):—[=ā-kāraṇa] [from ā-kṛ] n. calling, summoning, [Pañcatantra]

5) Ākāraṇā (आकारणा):—[=ā-kāraṇā] [from ā-kāraṇa > ā-kṛ] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Akāraṇa (अकारण):—I. [tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ṇam) Absence or non-existence of a cause. E. a neg. and kāraṇa. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇam) Causeless. (Used also adverb. -ṇam (Causelessly.) E. a priv. and kāraṇa.

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

1) Akāraṇa (अकारण):—[a-kāraṇa] (ṇaṃ) adv. Causelessly.

2) Ākāraṇa (आकारण):—[ā-kāraṇa] (ṇaṃḥ-ṇā) 1. n. f. Calling.

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

Akaraṇa (अकरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akaraṇa, Hakkāraṇa.

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Akarana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Akarana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Akaraṇa (अकरण):—(nm) omission.

2) Akāraṇa (अकारण) [Also spelled akaran]:—(adv and a) without any reason or cause, without any pretext, needlessly, causelessly, wanton, causeless, groundless; unprovoked.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Akaraṇa (अकरण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Akaraṇa.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akaraṇa (ಅಕರಣ):—

1) [noun] absence of action; inaction; idleness.

2) [noun] one devoid of organs.

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Akāraṇa (ಅಕಾರಣ):—[adjective] having no cause or reason; causeless; groundless; spontaneous.

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Akāraṇa (ಅಕಾರಣ):—[noun] absence of a cause, motive or ground.

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Ākaraṇa (ಆಕರಣ):—[noun] = ಆಕರಣೆ [akarane]1.

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Ākāraṇa (ಆಕಾರಣ):—

1) [noun] a favourable receiving of a person coming in or toward; a reception.

2) [noun] a summoning to a contest of any kind but esp. a duel; challenging.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Akaraṇa (अकरण):—n. non-performance; negation; adj. Gram. negative;

2) Akāraṇa (अकारण):—adj. causeless; groundless; unprovoked; adv. Causelessly; without reason;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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