Anekanta, Anekānta, Aneka-anta, Anekamta: 10 definitions


Anekanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

1) Anekānta (अनेकान्त).—Not forming an integral part, the same as अनवयव (anavayava); cf. अने-कान्ताः अनवयवा इत्यर्थः (ane-kāntāḥ anavayavā ityarthaḥ) Par. Śek. Pari 4.

2) Anekānta.—Absence of any definite view cf. अनेकान्तत्वाच्च । येषां चाप्यारभ्यते तेषामप्यने-कान्तः । (anekāntatvācca | yeṣāṃ cāpyārabhyate teṣāmapyane-kāntaḥ |) .. मामहान उक्थपात्रम् । ममहान इति च । (māmahāna ukthapātram | mamahāna iti ca |) M. Bh. on VI.I.7

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Anekānta (अनेकान्त):—[anekāntaḥ] Statements which are not absolute or conclusive and vary from context to context

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Anekānta (अनेकान्त) refers to one of the topics taught at the Educational institutions in ancient India, which attracted students from near and distant countries, as depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 150.17 f. & 151.1-5: There is described an educational institution which included students from Lāṭa, Karṇāṭaka, Mālava, Kaṇṇujja, Godāvarī (Nasik), Mahārāṣṭra, Saurāṣṭra, Śrīkaṇṭha (Thanesvar) and Sindha. The courses of study comprised [e.g., Anekānta] [...]. At another place (151.6-11) the prince came across persons who cultivated the seventy-two arts and sixty-four sciences, [...].

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anekānta (अनेकान्त).—a.

1) [na. ba] not alone so as to exclude all others, uncertain, doubtful, variable; स्यादित्यव्ययमनेकान्तवाचकम् (syādityavyayamanekāntavācakam)

2) = अनैकान्तिक (anaikāntika) q. v. (-ntaḥ) 1 unsettled condition, absence of permanence.

2) uncertainty, doubtfulness.

3) an unessential part, as the several anubandhas. °वादः (vādaḥ) scepticism. °वादिन् (vādin) m. a sceptic, a Jaina or an Arhat of the Jainas.

Anekānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aneka and anta (अन्त).

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

Anekānta (अनेकान्त):—[=an-ekānta] [from an-eka] mfn. not alone and excluding every other, uncertain.

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

Anekānta (अनेकान्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ntaḥ) 1) Unsettled condition, want of permanency, non-absoluteness—‘sarvatra yadavadhāreṇocyate sa ekāntaḥ . yathā trivṛddhi recapayati madanaphalaṃ vāmayatīti . kvacittathā kvacidanyatheti yaḥ sonekāntaḥ’—.

2) Instability, indeterminateness, possibility; e. g. syādityanekānte . syādvādino jaināḥ . syādapi na syāditi pakṣāntarasaṃbhāvanādāvapi.

3) Uncertainty, uncertain occurrence (as of a rule); e. g. yeṣāṃ cāpyārabhyate teṣāmapyanekāntaḥ.

4) An unessential part, f. i. of a word, as an Anubandha q. v.; e. g. anekāntā anubandhāḥ which is thus explained by Kaiyyaṭa: ekānta iti . ekadeśa avayava ityarthaḥ . anekāntastūpalakṣaṇameva kevalaṃ yathā gṛhasya kākaḥ .. E. a neg. and ekānta.

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

Anekānta (अनेकान्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇegaṃta.

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Anekanta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anēkāṃta (ಅನೇಕಾಂತ):—

1) [noun] that which is not meant only for one person; that which is not confidential.

2) [noun] (Jain.) a logical reasoning taking into consideration all aspects of the subject of argument.

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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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