Anuna, Anūna, Anūnā: 16 definitions
Anuna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Anūnā (अनूना) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.59.44, I.65). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Anūnā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
The name used by the Yakkha Punnaka to hide from Dhanjaya his real name, lest he should be mistaken for a slave. The word has the same meaning as Punnaka. J.vi.273-4.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Anūna (अनून) refers to “increase” [?], according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (4). The Buddha has no notion of variety.—[...] Furthermore, ‘three times during the night and three times during the day, the Buddha considers beings with his Buddha eye’ and never allows the time of asking himself who can be converted to pass by. Considering beings impartially, he has no notion of variety. Furthermore, the Buddha has praised the good dharmas in many ways and criticized the bad dharmas in many ways. However, faced with good or with bad, his mind shows no increase or decrease ([anūna-anadhika?]—anūnānadhika): it is only in order to save beings that he makes distinctions. Thus he has no notion of variety. [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
anūna : (adj.) not lacking or deficient; complete.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Anūna, (adj.) (Vedic anūna, an + ūna) not lacking, entire, complete, without deficiency J.VI, 273; Dpvs.V.52; Miln.226; DA.I, 248 (+ paripūra, explained by anavaya). Anūnaka = anūna Dpvs.IV, 34. (Page 45)
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.
1) Not inferior, not less (with abl. expressed or understood); not wanting or lacking in (with instr.); वृन्दावने चैत्ररथादनूने (vṛndāvane caitrarathādanūne) R.6.5; अनूनसारं निषधान्नगेन्द्रात् (anūnasāraṃ niṣadhānnagendrāt) 18.1; आकृतिप्रत्ययादेनामनूनवस्तुकां संभावयामि (ākṛtipratyayādenāmanūnavastukāṃ saṃbhāvayāmi) M.1 of no inferior stuff; इमामनूनां सुरभेरवेहि (imāmanūnāṃ surabheravehi) R.2.54; गुणैरनूनाम् (guṇairanūnām) 6.37; किंचिदूनमनूनर्धेः (kiṃcidūnamanūnardheḥ) R.1.1.
2) Full, whole, entire; large; महर्षभस्कन्धमनूनकन्धरम् (maharṣabhaskandhamanūnakandharam) Kirātārjunīya 14.4; great; Śiśupālavadha 4.11; (before adjectives) very; °गुरुर्नितम्बः (gururnitambaḥ) S. D. excessively big or heavy.
3) Having full power.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Whole, entire. 2. Not less, not inferior. E. an neg. ūna to diminish, and ac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anūna (अनून).—[adjective] not wanting, complete, full; no less, no inferior to ([ablative]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anūna (अनून):—[=an-ūna] (or anūnaka) mf(ā)n. not less, not inferior to ([ablative]), [Raghuvaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] whole, entire
3) [v.s. ...] having full power
4) Anūnā (अनूना):—[=an-ūnā] [from an-ūna] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Harivaṃśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anūna (अनून):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.
(-naḥ-nā-nam) 1) Undiminished.
2) Com-plete, full.
3) Not less, not inferior (seq. ablat.). Comp. anyūna. 2. f.
(-nā) The name of an Apsaras. E. a neg. and ūna.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anūna (अनून):—[a-nūna] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Whole.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Anūna (अनून) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇuṇa.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Aṇuṇa (अणुण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anūna.
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.
1) [adjective] not suffering from any defect or flaw; perfect.
2) [adjective] not lacking in (quantity or quality); sufficient; enough.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: A, Una, Nuna, An.
Starts with (+37): Anunad, Anunada, Anunadi, Anunadin, Anunadita, Anunaguna, Anunagune, Anunaguru, Anunai, Anunaisu, Anunaka, Anunam, Anunama, Anunamati, Anunamgi, Anunamta, Anunand, Anunaphala, Anunapunya, Anunapunye.
Ends with: Bekanuna, Januna, Ka-mhanuna, Kanuna, Kaya Mhanuna, Manjanuna, Mhanuna, Odhunatanuna, Pranuna, Sitanuna, Stanuna, Tanuna, Yanuna.
Full-text: Anunaka, Anunavarcas, Anunaguru, Anunavastuka, Anunata, Anavaya, Una, Vastuka, Anadhika, Apsaras.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 6.17.4 < [Sukta 17]
Rig Veda 2.10.6 < [Sukta 10]
Rig Veda 3.1.5 < [Sukta 1]
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 32 - The Creation of the Vedas < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Appendix 5.2: new and rare words < [Appendices]