Anan, Anān, Anañ, Ānaṅ: 3 definitions


Anan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anañ (अनञ्).—A word without the negative particle (नञ् (nañ)) before it, e. g. धेनु-रनञि कमुत्पादयति (dhenu-ranañi kamutpādayati), a sūtra in Āpiśali's grammar quoted in M. Bh. on IV.2.45 see also P. II. 1. 60, VII. 1. 37.

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Ānaṅ (आनङ्).—Substitute आन् (ān) in the place of the last letter (ऋ) of the first member of dvandva compounds of words meaning deities or of words showing blood-relationship which end with the vowel ऋ; e.g. होतापोतारौ, मातापितरो (hotāpotārau, mātāpitaro) cf. P.VI.3.25, 26.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Anān, u- represents the metrically lengthened from of ananu‹-› (an + anu), as found e. g. in the foll. cpds.: °tappaṃ (ppr.) not regretting J v.492; °puṭṭha questioned Sn.782 (= apucchita SnA 521); °yāyin not following or not defiled by evil Sn.1071 (expld. at Nd2 42 by both avedhamāna (?) avigacchamāna & by arajjamāna adussamāna); °loma not fit or suitable D.II, 273 (v. l. anu°). (Page 32)

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) face; mouth..—anan (आनन) is alternatively transliterated as Ānana.

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