Angana, Aṅgaṇa, Aṅganā: 12 definitions


Angana 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Aṅganā (अङ्गना) is a synonym for Priyaṅgu, which is a Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant (Callicarpa macrophylla). It is a technical term used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. This synonym was identified by Amarasiṃha in his Amarakośa (a Sanskrit botanical thesaurus from the 4th century). It is also mentioned as a synonym in the Bhāvaprakāśa-nighaṇṭu (medicinal thesareus) authored by Bhāvamiśra 16th century, in which it is listed as Aṅganāpriyā.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aṅganā (अङ्गना).—Wife of Vāmana, the elephant.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 339.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṅgaṇa : (nt.) 1. an open space; a court yard; 2. impurity of mind.

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aṅganā : (f.) woman.

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

1) Aṅgaṇa, 2 (prob. to anj, thus a variant of añjana, q. v.); a speck or freckle (on the face) A.V, 92, 94 sq. (+ raja). Usually in neg. anaṅgana (adj.) free from fleck or blemish, clear, (of the mind) (opp. sângana Sn.279); D.I, 76; M.I, 24 sq.; 100 (+ raja); A.II, 211; Sn.517 (+ vigata‹-› raja = aṅgaṇānan abhāvā malānañ ca vigamā . . . SnA 427), 622 = Dh.125 (= nikkilesa DhA.III, 34); Dh.236, 351; Pug.60; Nett 87. (Page 6)

2) Aṅgaṇa, 1 (nt.) (cp. Sk. aṅgaṇa & °na; to aṅga?) an open space, a clearing, Vin.II, 218; J.I, 109 (= manussānan sañcaraṇa-ṭṭhāne anāvaṭe bhūmibhāge C.); II, 243, 290, 357; Dāvs.I, 27. — cetiy° an open space before a Chaitya Miln.366, DA.I, 191, 197; VvA.254. rāj° the empty space before the king’s palace, the royal square J.I, 124, 152; II, 2; DhA.II, 45.

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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

aṅgaṇa (अंगण).—n (S or aṅgana) A houseyard. Pr. ghara sōḍalēṃ aṃ0 pārakhēṃ or paradēśī. Applied also to the cleared and dungsmeared level in front of the doorway. 2 fig. An area, a plain, an arena, a field: as yuddhāṅgaṇa, raṇāṅgaṇa, raṅgāṅgaṇa, mallāṅgaṇa.

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aṅgana (अंगन).—n S A house-yard, &c. See the pop. form aṅgaṇa.

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aṅganā (अंगना).—f (S) A woman. 2 One's wife, the wife of.

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

aṅgaṇa (अंगण).—n A house-yard. A plain, an arona or a field (used in compounds raṇāṅgaṇa &c.)

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āṅgaṇa (आंगण) [-ṇēṃ, -णें].—n A yard or court.

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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

Aṅgaṇa (अङ्गण).—= अङ्गनम् (aṅganam) q. v.

Derivable forms: aṅgaṇam (अङ्गणम्).

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Aṅgana (अङ्गन) or Aṅgaṇa (अङ्गण).—[aṅgyate gṛhānniḥsṛtya gamyate atra; aṅg-lyuṭ, vā ṇatvam Tv.]

1) A place to walk in, a courtyard, an area, yard, court; गृह° (gṛha°); गगन° (gagana°) the wide firmament; °भुवः केसरवृक्षस्य (bhuvaḥ kesaravṛkṣasya) v. l. बालबकुलस्य (bālabakulasya) Māl.

1) situated or being in the courtyard.

2) [karaṇe lyuṭ] A conveyance.

3) [bhāve lyuṭ] Going, walking &c.

Derivable forms: aṅganam (अङ्गनम्), aṅgaṇam (अङ्गणम्).

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Aṅganā (अङ्गना).—[praśastam aṅgaṃ yasyāḥ sā; aṅgāt kalyāṇe naḥ P.V. 2.1.]

1) A woman or female in general; नृप°, गज°, हरिण° (nṛpa°, gaja°, hariṇa°) &c.

2) A woman with wellrounded limbs, a beautiful woman.

3) (Astr.) Virgo. कन्याराशिः (kanyārāśiḥ)

4) The female elephant of the north.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Aṅgaṇa (अङ्गण).—. nt. = Pali id.), spot, blemish, depravity, evil: Mahāvyutpatti 2157 °ṇam. Common in compounds anaṅgaṇa, nir-a°, sāṅgaṇa, qq.v., which are often spelled with °na in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit].

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

Aṅgaṇa (अङ्गण).—n.

(-ṇaḥ) A court. or yard. See aṅgana.

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Aṅgana (अङ्गन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A court or, yard. 2. Going, moving. f.

(-nā) 1. A woman, a female. 2. The sign Virgo. 3. The female elephant of the north. E. abhi to go, and ac aff.

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

Aṅgaṇa (अङ्गण).—[neuter] court.

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Aṅgana (अङ्गन).—[neuter] = aṅgaṇa.

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Aṅganā (अङ्गना).—[feminine] woman, female.

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

1) Aṅgana (अङ्गन):—[from aṅg] a n. walking, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] ‘place to walk in’, yard

3) [v.s. ...] See sub voce

4) Aṅgaṇa (अङ्गण):—a n. See aṅgana.

5) Aṅgana (अङ्गन):—b n. (√aṅg q.v.), the act of walking, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) place to walk in, yard, court, area

7) Aṅganā (अङ्गना):—[from aṅgana] f. ‘a woman with well-rounded limbs’, any woman or female

8) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) Virgo

9) [v.s. ...] the female elephant of the north.

10) Aṅgaṇa (अङ्गण):—[from aṅgana] b n. a yard, court, area.

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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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