Ananya, Ānaṇya, Āṇaṇya: 10 definitions


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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ananya (अनन्य).—Not different, the same: cf. एकदेशविकृतमनन्यवत् (ekadeśavikṛtamananyavat) that which has got a change regarding one of its parts is by no means something else; Par. Śek. Pari. 37.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Ananya (अनन्य) refers to “literally, ‘without another’; exclusive, one-pointed”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ānaṇya : (nt.) freedom from debt.

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

Ānaṇya, (nt.) (Sk. ānṛṇya, so also BSk. e. g. Jtm 3118; from a + ṛṇa, P. iṇa but also aṇa in composition, thus an-aṇa as base of ānaṇya) freedom from debt D.I, 73; A.III, 354 (Ep. of Nibbāna, cp. anaṇa); Nd1 160; Vism.44; DA.I, 3. (Page 100)

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Āṇaṇya, see ānaṇya. (Page 97)

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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

ananya (अनन्य).—a (S) That has no other (object of worship, protector, patron, resource, mind, purpose &c.) Ex. jē viṣayapara kāmanāyukta || tuja jē ananya bhajata ||. ananya forms compounds, such as ananya āśraya -kārya -citta -parāyaṇa -buddhi -bhakta -sādhanaṃ and others. The most valuable occur in order.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ananya (अनन्य).—a.

1) Not different, identical, same, not other than, self; अनन्या राघवस्याहं भास्करस्य प्रभा यथा । सा हि सत्याभिंसन्धाना तथानन्या च भर्तरि (ananyā rāghavasyāhaṃ bhāskarasya prabhā yathā | sā hi satyābhiṃsandhānā tathānanyā ca bhartari) Rām. cf. Rām.5.21.15.

2) Sole, unique, without a second.

3) [nāsti anyaḥ viṣayo yasya] Undivided, undistracted (mind &c.); having no other object or person to think of &c.; अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जनाः पर्युपासते (ananyāścintayanto māṃ ye janāḥ paryupāsate) Bg.9.22. In comp. अनन्य (ananya) may be translated by 'not by another', 'directed or devoted to no one else', 'having no other object'.

4) unopposed; अनन्यां पृथिवीं भुङ्क्ते सर्वभूतहिते रतः (ananyāṃ pṛthivīṃ bhuṅkte sarvabhūtahite rataḥ) Kau. A.

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

Ananya (अनन्य).—mfn.

(-nyaḥ-nyā-nyaṃ) 1 One, sole, without any other. 2. Same, identical. E. an neg. anya other.

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

Ananya (अनन्य).—adj., f. , fixed on one object, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 9, 32.

— Cf. [Latin] alius, [Gothic.] alja-, alis, alja, probably also alls. [Anglo-Saxon.]

Ananya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and anya (अन्य).

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

Ananya (अनन्य).—1. [adjective] not different from ([ablative]).

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Ananya (अनन्य).—2. [adjective] having no other (object); concentrated in ([locative]).

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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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