Amanna, aka: Āmānna, Ama-anna; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Āmānna (आमान्न).—Gift of uncooked food in a śrāddha, generally by Śūdras; also āmaśrāddha; forbidden for yatis.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 17. 70; Vāyu-purāṇa 18. 20.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
āmānna (आमान्न).—n (S) Undressed corn or pulse (as given to Brahmans &c.)Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
āmānna (आमान्न).—n Undressed corn (as given to brāmhaṇa)Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Āmānna (आमान्न).—undressed rice.
Derivable forms: āmānnam (आमान्नम्).
Āmānna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āma and anna (अन्न).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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