Angana, aka: Aṅgaṇa, Aṅganā; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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 Āyurvedic 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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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)

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

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 339.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

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

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aṅganā : (f.) woman.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

—ṭṭhāna a clearing (in a wood or park) J.I, 249, 421. —pariyanta the end or border of a clearing J.II, 200. (Page 6)

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

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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