Anagata, aka: Anāgata; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Anāgata (अनागत).—(See PAÑCATANTRA).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Anāgata (अनागत) or Anāgatādhvan refers to the “future time” and represents one of the “three times” (adhvan) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 86). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., anāgata). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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anāgata : (adj.) not come yet. (m.), the future.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Anāgata, (adj.) (an + āgata) not come yet, i. e. future. On usual combn. with atīta: see this. D.III, 100 sq., 134 sq., 220, 275; M.III, 188 sq.; S.I, 5; II, 283; A.III, 100 sq., 400; Sn.318, 373, 851; It.53; J.IV, 159; VI, 364; Dhs.1039, 1416. (Page 31)

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

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anāgata (अनागत).—a (S) Unarrived, not come, future.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anāgata (अनागत).—a Not come, future.

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

Anāgata (अनागत).—a. [na āgataḥ, na. ta.]

1) Not come or arrived; तावद्भयस्य भेतव्यं यावद्भयमनागतम् (tāvadbhayasya bhetavyaṃ yāvadbhayamanāgatam) H.1.54.

2) Not got or obtained; वर्धिष्णुमाश्रयमनागतमभ्युपैति (vardhiṣṇumāśrayamanāgatamabhyupaiti) Śi.5.14; so °आर्तव (ārtava).

3) Future, to come; see compounds below.

4) Not learnt or attained, unknown.

-tam The future time, future; °तं यः कुरुते स शोभते (taṃ yaḥ kurute sa śobhate) Pt.3.164 he shines (thrives, prospers) who provides for the future; अनागतवतीं चिन्तामसंभाव्यां करोति यः (anāgatavatīṃ cintāmasaṃbhāvyāṃ karoti yaḥ) Pt.5.17.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anāgata (अनागत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Not come, not arrived: (of a person, absent;) future, (of time.) 2. Unknown, undistinguished. 3. Not acquired, learned or obtained. E. an neg. āgata come, &c.

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