Anantara, Anamtara: 18 definitions

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Anantara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Anantara (अनन्तर).—(l) immediate, contiguous अव्यवहित (avyavahita). cf. हलोनन्तराः संयोगः (halonantarāḥ saṃyogaḥ) P.1. 1.7, also गतिरनन्तरः (gatiranantaraḥ) P. VI.2.49: cf. अनन्तरं संयोगः (anantaraṃ saṃyogaḥ) V. Pr.I.48. ; (2) nearest, as compared with others of the same type; cf. अथवा अनन्तरा या प्राप्तिः सा प्रतिषिध्यते (athavā anantarā yā prāptiḥ sā pratiṣidhyate) M.Bh. on I.1.43; cf. Pari. Śek. अनन्तरस्य विधिर्वा भवति प्रतिषेधो वा (anantarasya vidhirvā bhavati pratiṣedho vā), which means that a prescriptive or prohibitive rule applies to the nearest and not to the distant one.Par.Śek. 61,Cān. Par.30.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Proximity (anantara), is one of the 24 conditions (paccaya).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Anantara (अनन्तर) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Anantarī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Cittacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the cittacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Anantara] are black in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anantara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anantara : (adj.) next; adjoining; immediately following.

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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

anantara (अनंतर).—ad Afterwards, then. 2 prep After.

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anantara (अनंतर).—a (S a & antara) Following without interval; closely consecutive.

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

anantara (अनंतर).—ad Then. prep After. a Closely consecutive.

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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

Anantara (अनन्तर).—a. [nāsti antaraṃ vyavadhānaṃ, madhyaḥ; avakāśaḥ &c. yasya]

1) Having no interior or interior space, limitless; तदेतत् ब्रह्म अपूर्वमनन्तरं अवाह्यम् (tadetat brahma apūrvamanantaraṃ avāhyam) Br. Up.2.5.19.

2) Having no interval or interstice or pause (of space or time); compact, close; हलोऽनन्तराः संयोगः (halo'nantarāḥ saṃyogaḥ) P.I.1.7, See संयोग (saṃyoga).

3) (a) Contiguous, neighbouring, adjoining; Rām.4.21. 14; अनयत् प्रभुशक्तिसंपदा वशमेको नृपतीननन्तरान् (anayat prabhuśaktisaṃpadā vaśameko nṛpatīnanantarān) R.8.19; भारतवर्षा- दुत्तरेण अनन्तरे किंपुरुषनाम्नि वर्षे (bhāratavarṣā- duttareṇa anantare kiṃpuruṣanāmni varṣe) K.136; immediately adjoining; Kirātārjunīya 2.53. R.7.21; not distant from (with abl.); आत्मनोऽनन्तरममात्यपदं ग्राहितः (ātmano'nantaramamātyapadaṃ grāhitaḥ) Mu.4; ब्रह्मावर्तादनन्तरः (brahmāvartādanantaraḥ) Manusmṛti 2.19 (Kull. anantaraḥ kiṃcidūnaḥ); अरेः अनन्तरं मित्रम् (areḥ anantaraṃ mitram) 7.158; or in comp.; विषयानन्तरो राजा शत्रुः (viṣayānantaro rājā śatruḥ) Ak. who is an immediate neighbour.

4) Immediately before or after; Rām.4. 29.31. तदिदं क्रियतामनन्तरं भवता बन्धुजनप्रयोजनम् (tadidaṃ kriyatāmanantaraṃ bhavatā bandhujanaprayojanam) Kumārasambhava 4.32 soon after, just afterwards; अनन्तरोदीरितलक्ष्मभाजौ पादौ यदीयावुपजातयस्ताः (anantarodīritalakṣmabhājau pādau yadīyāvupajātayastāḥ) Chānd. M. having characteristics mentioned just before.

5) Following, coming close upon (in comp.); शङ्खस्वनानन्तरपुष्पवृष्टि (śaṅkhasvanānantarapuṣpavṛṣṭi) Kumārasambhava 1.23;2.53; °कर- णीयम् (kara- ṇīyam) Ś.4 the next duty, what should be done next.

6) Belonging to the caste immediately following; पुत्रा येऽनन्तरस्त्रीजाः (putrā ye'nantarastrījāḥ) Manusmṛti 1.14.

7) Uninterrupted, unbroken, continuous. सुखदुःखावृते लोके नेहास्त्येकमनन्तरम् (sukhaduḥkhāvṛte loke nehāstyekamanantaram) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.153. 89.

8) Straight, direct (sākṣāt). अथवाऽनन्तरकृतं किंचिदेव निदर्शनम् (athavā'nantarakṛtaṃ kiṃcideva nidarśanam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.35.9.

-ram [na. ta.]

1) Contiguity, proximity; अनन्तरविहिते चास्यासने (anantaravihite cāsyāsane) K.93.

2) Brahman, the supreme soul (as being of one entire essence).

-ram ind. [Strictly it is acc. of time kālātyantasaṃyogaḥ; nāsti antaraṃ yathā syā tathā]

1) Immediately after, afterwards.

2) (with a prepositional force) After (with abl.); पुराणपत्त्रापग- मादनन्तरम् (purāṇapattrāpaga- mādanantaram) R.3.7; त्यागाच्छान्तिरनन्तरम् (tyāgācchāntiranantaram) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 12.12; गोदानविधे- रनन्तरम् (godānavidhe- ranantaram) R.3.33,36.;2.71; स्वामिनोऽनन्तरं भृत्याः (svāmino'nantaraṃ bhṛtyāḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1; rarely with gen.; अङ्गदं चाधिरूढस्तु लक्ष्मणोऽनन्तरं मम (aṅgadaṃ cādhirūḍhastu lakṣmaṇo'nantaraṃ mama) Rām.; or in comp.; घनोदयाः प्राक् तदनन्तरं पयः (ghanodayāḥ prāk tadanantaraṃ payaḥ) Ś7.3.; R.4. 2.; Manusmṛti 3.252, Y.2.41; वचनानन्तरमेव (vacanānantarameva) K.78 immediately after those words.

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

Anantara (अनन्तर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Next, immediately following. 2. Next of kin or in succession. 3. Close, compact. n.

(-raṃ) Extreme propinquity E. an neg. and antara between; having nothing intermediate.

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

Anantara (अनन्तर).—[an-antara], I. adj., f. . 1. Having nothing intermediate, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 19. 2. Immediately bordering, next, [Nala] 22, 16. 3. Immediately following, Bhāṣāp. 123. 4. Of an immediately following caste, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 14. 5. Allowing no delay, necessary, Chr. 10, 6. Ii. ram, acc. 1. adv. Next in space, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 87, 5. Next in time, immediately afterwards, then, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 3, 7. Especially compounded with preceding tad-, after that, [Pañcatantra] 70, 17. 2. prep. with abl. and gen. Immediately after, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 12, 12; [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 73, 28. After, [Pañcatantra] 108, 13.

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

Anantara (अनन्तर).—[adjective] having nothing within or between, immediately adjoing or following (in time and space), next, [especially] in caste. anantaram [adverb] close by; thereupon, at once, soon after ([genetive], [ablative], or —°).

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

1) Anantara (अनन्तर):—[=an-antara] mf(ā)n. having no interior

2) [v.s. ...] having no interstice or interval or pause

3) [v.s. ...] uninterrupted, unbroken

4) [v.s. ...] continuous

5) [v.s. ...] immediately adjoining, contiguous

6) [v.s. ...] next of kin, etc.

7) [v.s. ...] compact, close

8) [v.s. ...] m. a neighbouring rival, a rival neighbour

9) [v.s. ...] n. contiguousness

10) [v.s. ...] n. Brahma or the supreme soul (as being of one entire essence)

11) [=an-antara] m. (also) the next (younger) brother after ([ablative]), [Mahābhārata]

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

Anantara (अनन्तर):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-raḥ-rā-ram) 1) Having nothing in-termediate, having no interval or defect, uninterrupted, entire; in the Upanishads also as an epithet of Brahman (n.) or the supreme soul, of which it is said that it has nothing before it nor after it, nor between ‘before’ and ‘after’ it nor besides it, or that it exists without interruption or defect, entire.

2) Next, immediately following or preceding.

3) Next of kin, in succession, in caste.

4) Close, compact.—anantaram immediately, afterwards; it is followed or preceded sometimes by a noun depending upon it in the ablative or genitive. E. a priv. and anantara.

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

Anantara (अनन्तर):—[ana+ntara] (raṃ) 1. n. Extreme propinquity. a. Near, next. adv. After.

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

Anantara (अनन्तर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇaṃtara.

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Anantara 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Aṇaṃtara (अणंतर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anantara.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anaṃtara (ಅನಂತರ):—

1) [adjective] having no interior.

2) [adjective] having no interval; uninterrupted.

3) [adjective] without any difference; identical.

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Anaṃtara (ಅನಂತರ):—[adverb] at a later time; subsequently; afterwards.

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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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