Aman, Āman, A-man, Amaṇ, Āmāṉ: 6 definitions


Aman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Aman in the Tamil language refers to Yavānī, also identified with Trachyspermum ammi Linn. or “ajwain” from the Apiaceae or “celery” family of flowering plants, according to verse 6.38-40 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Other than the Tamil word Aman, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which fifteen are in Sanskrit.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Aman [ꯑꯥꯃꯟ] in the Manipuri language is the name of a plant identified with Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merr. from the Anacardiaceae (Cashew) family having the following synonyms: Dialium coromandelicum, Lannea grandis, Odina wodier. For the possible medicinal usage of aman, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Āman (आमन्):—[=ā-√man] [Ātmanepada] ([imperative] 2. [dual number] ā-manyethām) to long to be at, wish one’s self at, [Ṛg-veda iii, 58, 4 and viii, 26, 5.]

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Aman in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) peace, tranquillity; -[amana] peace and order; -[caina] peace and happiness; ~[pasamda] peaceful, pacific, peace-loving; ~[pasamdi] pacifism, peace-lovingness, the state or mental attitude of liking peace..—aman (अमन) is alternatively transliterated as Amana.

2) Aman in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) assurance of protection/security..—aman (अमान) is alternatively transliterated as Amāna.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Amaṇ (அமண்) noun < śramaṇa.

1. Jainism; சமணமதம். வல்லமணாசற [samanamatham. vallamanasara] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 861, 11).

2. Jainas, as a sect; சமணர். வல்லமண் விடுத்த வேழம் [samanar. vallaman vidutha vezham] (திருவிளையாடற் புராணம் அங்கம். [thiruvilaiyadar puranam angam.] 3).

3. Nakedness, nudity; அரையில் ஆடையில்லாமை. குவிமுலையார் தம்முன் னே நாணமின்றி . . . அமணே நின்றார் [araiyil adaiyillamai. kuvimulaiyar thammun ne nanaminri . . . amane ninrar] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 962, 7).

4. A masquerade dance; வரிக்கூத்துவகை. [varikkuthuvagai.] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 3, 13, உரை. [urai.])

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Āmāṉ (ஆமான்) [ā-māṉ] noun < ஆ⁸ [a⁸] + மான். [man.] See ஆமா¹. [ama¹.] அந்தழைக் காடெலாந் திளைப்ப வாமானினம் [anthazhaig kadelan thilaippa vamaninam] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 1902).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Aman is another spelling for अमन [amana].—n. 1. tranquility; peace; 2. loss of hunger;

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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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