Anama, Anāma, Anāmā, Ānama: 11 definitions

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Anama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anāmā (अनामा) refers to the “nameless”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said to Bhairava: “By virtue of (your intense) desire to achieve (this) in (our) friendship, I have given (you) the accomplishment of the Command. [...] Generate the fame (which is the energy called the) Nameless (Anāmā) and authority in the six sacred seats. O Siddhanātha, along with me, you are the leader in the Kula liturgy. Now you will possess knowledge that has not been seen or heard (by the senses). It is the knowledge announced in the past and brought down (to earth) by Ādinātha. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anāma (अनाम).—a (S Poetry.) Nameless. Ex. aja aji- ta pūrṇa a0 Used of God.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anama (अनम).—[na namati anyān] A Brāhmaṇa (one who does not bow down to others and returns salutations made to him by others with a blessing).

Derivable forms: anamaḥ (अनमः).

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Anāmā (अनामा).—[nāsti nāma anyāṅgulivat yasyāḥ, svārthe kan] The ring-finger; so called because it has no name like the other fingers; Śat. Br.14. cf. Tv. तया हि शिवेन ब्रह्मशिरश्छिन्नं, तेन तस्या अपवित्रजातीयता (tayā hi śivena brahmaśiraśchinnaṃ, tena tasyā apavitrajātīyatā); अत एव तस्याः पवित्रीकर- णार्थं यज्ञादौ पवित्रनामककुशधारणं तत्र क्रियते । अनामिकाधृता दर्भा ह्येकानामिकयापि वा । द्वाभ्यामनामिकाभ्यां तु धार्ये दर्भपवित्रके (ata eva tasyāḥ pavitrīkara- ṇārthaṃ yajñādau pavitranāmakakuśadhāraṇaṃ tatra kriyate | anāmikādhṛtā darbhā hyekānāmikayāpi vā | dvābhyāmanāmikābhyāṃ tu dhārye darbhapavitrake) ||; also पुरा कवीनां गणनाप्रसङ्गे कनिष्ठिकाधिष्ठितकालिदासाः । अद्यापि तत्तुल्यकवे- रभावादनामिका सार्थवती बभूव (purā kavīnāṃ gaṇanāprasaṅge kaniṣṭhikādhiṣṭhitakālidāsāḥ | adyāpi tattulyakave- rabhāvādanāmikā sārthavatī babhūva) || Subhās.

See also (synonyms): anāmikā.

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Ānama (आनम).—Bending, stretching (as a bow); cf. दुरानम (durānama).

Derivable forms: ānamaḥ (आनमः).

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

1) Anama (अनम):—[=a-nama] m. ‘one who makes no salutation to others’, a Brāhman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. not to be overthrown, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

3) Ānama (आनम):—[=ā-nama] [from ā-nam] m. bending, stretching (a bow), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. ifc. to be bent (cf. dur).

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

Anama (अनम):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-maḥ) A Brahman, one who does not salute a Brahman, making obeisance to the gods only, and returning salutations with his blessing. E. a neg. and nama who salutes(?).

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

Anama (अनम):—[ana+ma] (maḥ) 1. m. A Brāhman who salutes not others but only the gods.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ānāma (आनाम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āṇāma.

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Anama 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anāma (अनाम) [Also spelled anam]:—(a) nameless; anonymous; ~[ka] anonymous.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Āṇama (आणम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ān.

2) Āṇāma (आणाम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ānāma.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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