Akramana, Ākramaṇa: 12 definitions


Akramana 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 Akraman.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Ākramaṇa (आक्रमण) refers to “extending (one’s place)”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.140.—Accordingly, “[The opponent:] ‘And why is [this spatial extendedness of the pot] not possible if [we admit that] the numerous atoms get to have different places because, since they are of a material, [i.e. solid] nature, [they] cannot extend to the place (deśa-ākramaṇa) of the others’ forms?’ Anticipating this [objection, Utpaladeva] says ‘To explain …’ Here is the implicit meaning [of this passage]: if the pot is [nothing but] atoms with intervals [separating them from each other], then [the pot] must be imperceptible. [...]

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ākramaṇa (आक्रमण).—n (S) Passing over or through; pervading, overspreading, occupying thoroughly, embracing, grasping, seizing or holding in possession, lit. fig. (a country, a science, a subject). 2 Advancing beyond, surpassing, transcending.

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

ākramaṇa (आक्रमण).—n Passing over; advancing beyond.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākramaṇa (आक्रमण).—i. e. ā-kram + ana, n. 1. Ascending, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 31, 5. 2. Increase. 3. Entering.

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

Ākramaṇa (आक्रमण).—[adjective] approaching; [neuter] = [preceding]

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

1) Ākramaṇa (आक्रमण):—[=ā-kramaṇa] [from ā-kram] mfn. approaching, stepping upon, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxv, 3 and 6]

2) [v.s. ...] n. stepping upon, ascending, mounting, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] marching against, invading, subduing, [Kathāsaritsāgara] [commentator or commentary] on [Manu-smṛti vii, 207]

4) [v.s. ...] spreading or extending over ([locative case], dikṣu), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Ākramaṇa (आक्रमण):—[ā-kramaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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

Ākramaṇa (आक्रमण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Akkamaṇa.

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Akramana 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ākramaṇa (आक्रमण) [Also spelled akraman]:—(nm) attack; aggression; incursion; invasion; ~[ṇakārī] invader/ invading; aggressor/aggressive; incursionist; ~[ṇātmaka] offensive, aggressive.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ākramaṇa (ಆಕ್ರಮಣ):—

1) [noun] an unprovoked attack or warlike act using armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations; an attack; an aggression.

2) [noun] an intrusion beyond boundaries; invasion.

3) [noun] the act of taking away illegally by force.

4) [noun] the act or an instance of transgressing; breach of a law, duty, etc.; transgression.

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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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