Alokana, Ālokana: 11 definitions

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ālokana : (nt.) 1. a window; 2. looking at.

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

Ālokana, (nt.) (fr. ā + lok) looking at, regarding DA.I, 194. (Page 110)

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Alokana (अलोकन).—Invisibility, disappearance.

Derivable forms: alokanam (अलोकनम्).

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Ālokana (आलोकन).—

1) Seeing, beholding.

2) Sight, aspect. appearance; यदालोके सूक्ष्मम् (yadāloke sūkṣmam) Ś.1.9; Ku.7.22,46; व्रजति हि सफलत्वं वल्लभालोकनेन (vrajati hi saphalatvaṃ vallabhālokanena) Śi. सुख° (sukha°) V.4.24; Ś1.32; R.1.84; Me.3,39.

3) Range of sight; आलोके ते निपतति पुरा सा बलिव्याकुला वा (āloke te nipatati purā sā balivyākulā vā) Me.87; R.7.5; Ku.2.45.

4) Light, lustre, splendour; आलोकमार्गं सहसा व्रजन्त्या (ālokamārgaṃ sahasā vrajantyā) R.7.6 airhole, or window; निरालोकं लोकम् (nirālokaṃ lokam) Māl.5.3;9.37;1. 4,11; Ve.2; K.16,29,348,68,98.

5) Panegyric, praise, complimentary language; especially, a word of praise uttered by a bard (such as jaya, ālokaya); ययावुदीरितालोकः (yayāvudīritālokaḥ) R.17.27;2.9; K.14.

6) Section, chapter.

7) Mild light (sāttvikaḥ prakāśaḥ) cf. Pātañjala Yogadarśana 3.25.

8) A trace of sight; आलोकमपि रामस्य न पश्यन्ति स्म दुःखिताः (ālokamapi rāmasya na paśyanti sma duḥkhitāḥ) Rām.2.47.2.

9) A lamp, light; आलोकदानं नामैतत्कीदृशं भरतर्षभ (ālokadānaṃ nāmaitatkīdṛśaṃ bharatarṣabha) Mb.13.98.1.

Derivable forms: ālokanam (आलोकनम्).

See also (synonyms): āloka.

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

Alokana (अलोकन).—n.

(-naṃ) Disappearance, invisibility, imperceptible. E. a neg. lokana seeing.

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Ālokana (आलोकन).—n.

(-naṃ) Sight, seeing, looking. E. āṅ before lokṛ to see, lyuṭa affix.

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

Ālokana (आलोकन).—[ā-lok + ana], n. Looking, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 150.

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

Ālokana (आलोकन).—[adjective] looking, viewing; [neuter] = [preceding]

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

1) Ālokana (आलोकन):—[=ā-lokana] [from ā-lok] mfn. looking at

2) [v.s. ...] contemplating

3) [v.s. ...] n. seeing, looking

4) [v.s. ...] sight, beholding, [Yājñavalkya; Raghuvaṃśa; Kumāra-sambhava; Kathāsaritsāgara; Sāhitya-darpaṇa etc.]

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

1) Alokana (अलोकन):—[a-lokana] (naṃ) 1. n. Disappearance.

2) Ālokana (आलोकन):—[ā-lokana] (naṃ) 1. n. Sight, seeing.

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

Ālokana (आलोकन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āloaṇa, Āloyaṇa.

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