Amanusa, Amānusa, Amanusha: 10 definitions


Amanusa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

amānusa : (adj.) non-human.

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

Amānusa, (adj.) (Vedic amānuṣa, usually of demons, but also of gods; a + mānusa, cp. amanussa) non- or superhuman, unhuman, demonic, peculiar to a non-human (Peta or Yakkha) Pv.II, 1220 (kāma); IV, 157 (as n.); IV, 36 (gandha, of Petas). — f. °ī Dh.373 (rati = dibbā rati DhA.IV, 110); Pv III, 79 (ratti, love). (Page 73)

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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

amānuṣa (अमानुष) [or अमानुष्य, amānuṣya].—a S corruptly amānuṣī a Superhuman or extra human. 2 Applied sometimes in the sense, Foreign or improper to man; inhuman or unmanly.

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

amānuṣa (अमानुष) [-ṣya, -ष्य].—a Superhuman. Inhuman, atrocious.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amānuṣa (अमानुष).—a. (-ṣī f.)

1) Not human, not belonging to man, supernatural, unearthly, superhuman; आकृतिरेवा- नुमापयत्यमानुषताम् (ākṛtirevā- numāpayatyamānuṣatām) K.132, °आकृतिः (ākṛtiḥ) K.131,132,258; °शक्तित्वम् (śaktitvam) 13; °गीतध्वनिम् (gītadhvanim) 126 an unearthly melody.

2) Inhuman, monster-like; ill-disposed towards man.

3) Tenantless, desolate; °षं वनम् (ṣaṃ vanam) 135.

-ṣaḥ, -ṣī One not a man, an irrational animal; Ms.9.284, स्त्रीणामशिक्षित- पटुत्वममानुषीषु संदृश्यते (strīṇāmaśikṣita- paṭutvamamānuṣīṣu saṃdṛśyate) Ś.5.22.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Amānuṣa (अमानुष).—m. (1) = amanuṣya(ka), subst.: Divyāvadāna 456.21 (see s.v. amanuṣyaka); Lalitavistara 75.15; (2) name of a nāga king; Mahā-Māyūrī 247.26.

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

Amānuṣa (अमानुष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣī-ṣaṃ) Not human, animal, superhuman. E. a neg. mānuṣa human.

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

Amānuṣa (अमानुष).—I. adj., f. ṣī. 1. not human. 2. inhuman. Ii. m. not a man, any other than a man, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 284.

Amānuṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and mānuṣa (मानुष).

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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. 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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