Anadyananta, Anādyananta, Anadi-ananta, Anadyatana: 9 definitions


Anadyananta means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Anadyananta in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Anādyananta (अनाद्यनन्त) refers to “(being) without a beginning and without an end”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That [cosmos] is not at all produced by anyone, not at all sustained by anyone, so also not destroyed by anyone. Nevertheless, that exists by itself without support in the atmosphere. That very same one, which is without a beginning and end [com.anādyananta—‘without a beginning and without an end’], is accomplished by itself and imperishable, without a Supreme Being and excessively filled with objects beginning with the self”.

Synonyms: Anādinidhana.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anadyananta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anādyananta (अनाद्यनंत).—a S That is without origin or end, from everlasting to everlasting.

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

anādyananta (अनाद्यनंत).—a That is without beginning and end, eternal.

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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

[«previous next»] — Anadyananta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anādyananta (अनाद्यनन्त).—a. without beginning and end; eternal.

-antaḥ Name of Śiva.

Anādyananta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anādi and ananta (अनन्त). See also (synonyms): anādyanta.

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

Anādyananta (अनाद्यनन्त):—[=anādy-ananta] [from an-ādi] mfn. without beginning and without end, [Upaniṣad]

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

Anādyananta (अनाद्यनन्त):—Dwandwa m. f. n.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntam) Without a be-ginning and end, eternal. E. anādi and ananta.

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Anadyananta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anadyananta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anadyatana (ಅನದ್ಯತನ):—[noun] the quality or fact of being not pertained to the current time.

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Anādyatana (ಅನಾದ್ಯತನ):—[adjective] the quality or fact of not having a beginning.

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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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