Anuguna, Anuguṇa, Anugunamagu: 16 definitions


Anuguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anugun.

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (kavyashastra)

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण) refers to one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa and is listed as one of the 89 arthālaṃkāras (figure of speech determined by the sense, as opposed to sound).—The figure anuguṇa has not been enumerated by ancient Ālaṃkārikas like Bhāmaha, Udbhaṭa, Rudraṭa etc. and modern Ālaṃkārikas like Mammaṭa, Viśvanātha etc. It has been first recognised by Jayadeva in his Candrāloka (C.L. V/106). Appayyadīkṣita in his Kuvalayānanda (Kuv. /P. 289) has followed Jayadeva in forming the definition of anuguṇa.

Cirañjīva defines anuguṇa as follows—“prāksiddhasvaguṇotkarṣe’nuguṇaḥ parasannidheḥ”.—“When with the association of another object the merit of the object in hand which is pre-existing attains more excellence, then it is the figure anuguṇa”. In fact when the existing merit of a thing becomes enhanced with the touch of the merit of another thing, the figure anuguṇa takes place.

Example of the anuguṇa-alaṃkāra:—

śyāmalāḥ sahajameva kaṭākṣāḥ kajjalairatitarāṃ ghanabhāsaḥ |
viśvato’pi viratāni munīnāṃ viśvato malinayanti manāṃsi ||

“The sidelong glances (of women) which are dark by nature, being more deep by collyrium make the minds of sages who are dispassionate even in all worldly affairs fully dirty”.

Notes: In this verse the side long glances which are dark by nature from the very beginning becomes more dark i.e more excellent by the use of collyrium, hence it is an example of anuguṇa-alaṃkāra.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anuguṇa (अनुगुण).—a (S) Congenial with; corresponding with; suitable unto; of according or agreeing qualities. In comp. as auṣadha pāhūna tadanuguṇaca pathya yōjilēṃ pāhijē; pitryanuguṇaputra, ētadanuguṇa, tadanu- guṇa, karmānuguṇa, dharmānuguṇa, śāstrānuguṇa, daivānuguṇa, phalānuguṇa.

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

anuguṇa (अनुगुण).—a Congenial with, suitable to, in keeping with.

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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

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण).—a. [anukūlo guṇo yasya] Having similar qualities, of the same nature; कान्तारतापसाविक्षू वंशकानुगुणौ स्मृतौ (kāntāratāpasāvikṣū vaṃśakānuguṇau smṛtau) Susr.; conformable to, favourable or agreeable to, suitable, according to; मनोरथस्यानुगुणं सर्वदा यस्य चेष्टितम् (manorathasyānuguṇaṃ sarvadā yasya ceṣṭitam) Mv.7.7 obedient to the will 7.38; गुणसम्पदानुगुणतां गमितः (guṇasampadānuguṇatāṃ gamitaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 6.33;1.13; congenial, suitable, fit; °अन्न- लाभात् (anna- lābhāt) Daśakumāracarita 64,94; अननुगुणदाराणाम् (ananuguṇadārāṇām) Daśakumāracarita 13 not having wives worthy of themselves; (vīṇā) उत्कण्ठितस्य हृदयानुगुणा वयस्या (utkaṇṭhitasya hṛdayānuguṇā vayasyā) Mṛcchakaṭika 3.3 agreeable or pleasing to the heart, exactly after the heart (Tv. here takes °ṇā mean tantrīyuktavīṇā itself); अत्र द्वावप्युपध्मानीयावेव न शान्तानुगुणौ (atra dvāvapyupadhmānīyāveva na śāntānuguṇau) R. G.; रसानुगुणतामेति (rasānuguṇatāmeti) S. D.; °णं सर्वास्ववस्थासु यत् (ṇaṃ sarvāsvavasthāsu yat) Uttararāmacarita 1.39.

-ṇaḥ A natural peculiarity.

-ṇam adv.

1) Favourably, conformably to one's desires; चिरेणानुगुणं प्रोक्ता प्रतिपत्तिपराङ्मुखी (cireṇānuguṇaṃ proktā pratipattiparāṅmukhī) Bhaṭṭikāvya 8.95.

2) Agreeably or conformably to (in comp.); तदादेशानुगुणं भवदागमनमभूत् (tadādeśānuguṇaṃ bhavadāgamanamabhūt) Dk. 11.

3) Naturally.

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

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) According or suitable to, according to merit or property. E. anu, and guṇa quality.

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

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण).—[anu-guṇa], adj. f. ṇā. Corresponding, conformable, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 43, 16. Suitable, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 195, 21.

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

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण).—[adjective] congenial, corresponding to, equal to (mostly —°); [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

1) Anuguṇa (अनुगुण):—[=anu-guṇa] mf(ā)n. having similar qualities, congenial to

2) [v.s. ...] according or suitable to

3) [=anu-guṇa] m. natural peculiarity.

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

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण):—I. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇam) Of similar qualities, congenial with, corresponding with, suitable to. Ii. [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ṇaḥ) (In Rhetoric.) An alaṅkāra or mode of writing elegantly, representing the natural properties of a thing as more intense through contact with another thing. Iii. Avyayībh.

(-ṇam) According to the quality or natural property (of an object). E. anu and guṇa.

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

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण):—[anu-guṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. According to the merit, or qualities.

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

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇuguṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anuguna 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anuguṇa (अनुगुण) [Also spelled anugun]:—(a) significant, exact, befitting; ~[guṇatā] exactness, significance.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Aṇuguṇa (अणुगुण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anuguṇa.

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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

Anuguṇa (ಅನುಗುಣ):—[adjective] corresponding; matching; homogenous; commensurate.

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Anuguṇa (ಅನುಗುಣ):—[noun] = ಅನುಗುಣಾಲಂಕಾರ [anugunalamkara].

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Anuguṇamāgu (ಅನುಗುಣಮಾಗು):—[verb] = ಅನುಗುಣಮಾಗು [anugunamagu].

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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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