Anujna, Anujña: 17 definitions


Anujna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Anygya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा) refers to “permission”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himācala (i.e., Himālaya): “O lord of mountains, here itself on your beautiful excellent ridge, I shall perform my penance showing to the world my real blissful form and nature. O lord of mountains, permission [i.e., anujñā] shall be given to me to perform penance. Without your permission it is not possible for me (or any one else) to perform any penance here”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा) refers to “permission”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said to Bhairava:—“O sinless one, I will give you the Command on the very beautiful Island of the Moon. On this path (traced by) the lineage of Siddhas, you will be Mitranātha. I do not wish to leave the divine plane of the Island of the Moon, (but I will do so as) I am your beloved of the path of the Western Tradition. I received this Rule (samaya) previously by your permission (anujñā) and I will guard it and go to mount Kaumāra”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Sanskrit word meaning 'permission'.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—f S An order or a command.

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

anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—f Permission. Consent. Sanction.

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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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—9 U.

1) To permit, allow (a person or thing); assent or consent to, approve; authorise, sanction; तदनुजानीहि मां गमनाय (tadanujānīhi māṃ gamanāya) U. 3. so let me go; सेयं याति शकुन्तला पतिगृहं सर्वैरनुज्ञायताम् (seyaṃ yāti śakuntalā patigṛhaṃ sarvairanujñāyatām) Ś.4.9 permitted to go; ततोऽनुजज्ञे गमनं सुतस्य (tato'nujajñe gamanaṃ sutasya) Bhaṭṭikāvya 1.23; M.1.19; तन्मया प्रीतिमताऽनुज्ञातम् (tanmayā prītimatā'nujñātam) Ś.5 approved, agreed to.

2) To betroth, affiance; मां जातमात्रां धनमित्रनाम्नेऽन्वजानाद्भार्यां मे पिता (māṃ jātamātrāṃ dhanamitranāmne'nvajānādbhāryāṃ me pitā) Daśakumāracarita 5.

3) to excuse, forgive; अनुप्रवेशे यद्वीर कृतवास्त्वं ममाप्रियम् । सर्वं तदनुजानामि (anupraveśe yadvīra kṛtavāstvaṃ mamāpriyam | sarvaṃ tadanujānāmi) Mb.

4) To repent, be sorry for.

5) To request, entreat, beg; त्वां साहमनुजानामि न गन्तव्यमितो वनम् (tvāṃ sāhamanujānāmi na gantavyamito vanam) Rām.

6) To treat or behave kindly, favour; ते मां वीर्येण यशसा (te māṃ vīryeṇa yaśasā) ... अस्त्रैश्चाप्यन्वजानत (astraiścāpyanvajānata) Mb.

7) To dismiss, bid farewell (usually in caus.). -Caus. (-jñāpayati)

1) To ask or beg for, request.

2) To ask permission, ask for leave; take leave of, bid adieu to; सोऽपि तत् श्रुत्वा (so'pi tat śrutvā) ... वानरमनुज्ञाप्य स्वाश्रयं गतः (vānaramanujñāpya svāśrayaṃ gataḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4; तं चक्रधरमनुज्ञाप्य स्वगृहं गतः (taṃ cakradharamanujñāpya svagṛhaṃ gataḥ) 5; अतिथिं चाननुज्ञाप्य (atithiṃ cānanujñāpya) Manusmṛti 4.122;9.82; स मातरमनुज्ञाप्य तपस्येव मनो दधे । जग्मतुश्च यथाकाममनुज्ञाप्य परस्परम् (sa mātaramanujñāpya tapasyeva mano dadhe | jagmatuśca yathākāmamanujñāpya parasparam) Mb.

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Anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—[jñā-aṅ-lyuṭ vā]

1) Permission, consent, sanction; गुरोरनुज्ञामधिगम्य मातः (guroranujñāmadhigamya mātaḥ) (v. l. ṛṣeranujñām) R.2. 66.

2) Permission or leave to depart.

3) Excusing, forgiving, allowance made for faults.

4) An order, command.

See also (synonyms): anujñāna.

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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—(-anujñā), in lokānujñā Mahāvastu i.78.17, one of the 8 samudācāra (q.v., 1) of Bodhisattvas in the 1st bhūmi. Senart p. xxvii l'adieu au monde. But if I am right in relating this list to the 10 bhūmipariśodhakā dharmāḥ of Daśabhūmikasūtra p. 19 (sec. UU), see especially lines 20-23, it must correspond to lokajñatā, see Daśabhūmikasūtra 19.12—15; knowledge of (the varying traits of) people. The Mahāvastu may even contain a corruption of lokajñatā; equally bad corruptions occur often in its mss.

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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—f.

(-jñā) 1. An order or command. 2. Assent. E. anu according to, jñā to know, and kvip aff.

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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—[anu-jñā], f. 1. Permission. 2. Dismission.

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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—[feminine] na [neuter] leave, permission.

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Anujñā (अनुज्ञा).—permit, grant, approve, forgive, pardon ([genetive] of [person or personal]); empower, authorize to ([dative] or *prati [with] [accusative]); dismiss, bid farewell ([accusative]), be gracious or kind to ([accusative]). [Causative] ask for permission or leave, take leave of ([accusative]).

Anujñā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anu and jñā (ज्ञा).

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

1) Anujñā (अनुज्ञा):—[=anu-jñā] 1. anu-√jñā to permit, grant, allow, consent;

—to excuse, forgive;

—to authorize;

—to allow one to depart, dismiss, bid farewell to;

—to entreat;

—to behave kindly:—[Causal] -jñāpayati, to request, ask permission, ask for leave to depart, to take leave:—[Desiderative] -jijñāsati or -te, to wish to allow or permit, [Pāṇini 1-3, 58.]

2) [=anu-jñā] 2. anu-jñā f. assent, assenting, permission

3) [v.s. ...] leave to depart

4) [v.s. ...] allowance made for faults

5) [v.s. ...] an order or command.

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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-jñā) 1) Assent, permission.

2) Order, com-mand(?).

3) (In Rhetoric.) An alaṅkāra or mode of writing elegantly viz. taking a favourable view of another’s faults and, as it were, assenting to them. E. jñā with anu, kṛt aff. aṅ.

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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा):—[anu-jñā] (jñā) 1. f. An order, command, permission.

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

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aṇujāṇa, Aṇujjā, Aṇuṇṇā.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anujñā (अनुज्ञा) [Also spelled anygya]:—(nf) permission; ~[tmaka] permissive; ~[dhārī] a permitholder.

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