Anuttama: 13 definitions


Anuttama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Anuttama (अनुत्तम).—The name of the tapas performed by Atri (s.v.) for creation.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 23. 2.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anuttama (अनुत्तम).—Other than उत्तम (uttama) or the first person; cf. विभाषितं सोपसर्गमनुत्तमम् (vibhāṣitaṃ sopasargamanuttamam) P. VII.1.53 and Kāśika thereon.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Anuttama (अनुत्तम) refers to “one who is unsurpassed” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.5-10ab]—“Listen! I will speak to the question that remains in your heart. All the innumerable Mantras, on all occasions, have the majesty of Śiva and Śakti, all are endowed with Śakti, all grant rewards and liberation, and [all] are nourished by one’s own Śakti. However, the highest Deva is tranquil, in possession of imperceptible Guṇas, [namely] Śiva who consists of all, who is pure, and who is to be understood as unsurpassed (anuttamabhāvagrāhyaḥ hy anuttamaḥ). [...]

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anuttama (अनुत्तम).—a. [na uttamo yasmāt]

1) Than which there is nothing better, having no superior or better, unsurpassed, the very best or highest, incomparably or preeminently the best, सर्वद्रव्येषु विद्यैव द्रव्यमाहुरनुत्तमम् (sarvadravyeṣu vidyaiva dravyamāhuranuttamam) H. Pr.4; का ()न् गतिमनुत्तमाम् (n gatimanuttamām) Manusmṛti 2.242; Y.1.87; अद्रस्त्वया नुन्नमनुत्तमं तमः (adrastvayā nunnamanuttamaṃ tamaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 1.27 all-pervading; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 7.18; Manusmṛti 2.9;5.158; 8.81.

2) Not the best.

3) (in gram.) Not used in the उत्तम (uttama) or first person.

-maḥ Name of Śiva or Viṣṇu.

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

Anuttama (अनुत्तम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) 1. Chief, principal, best. 2. Worse, inferior, not best. E. an neg. and uttama best.

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

Anuttama (अनुत्तम).—adj. (literally, having no superior), 1. insurmountable, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 182, 24; most lofty, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 22. 2. most rigorous, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 62, 6. 3. most excellent, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 53, 18.

Anuttama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and uttama (उत्तम).

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

Anuttama (अनुत्तम).—[adjective] highest (lit. not having a highest), supreme, best, most, excellent.

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

1) Anuttama (अनुत्तम):—[=an-uttama] mf(ā)n. unsurpassed, incomparably the best or chief, excellent

2) [v.s. ...] excessive

3) [v.s. ...] not the best

4) [v.s. ...] (in [grammar]) not used in the uttama, or first person.

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

Anuttama (अनुत्तम):—m. f. n.

(-maḥ-mā-mam) I. [tatpurusha compound] Very best, chief, principal. E. a compar. or expl. and uttama, or perhaps a compound framed after the analogy of anuttara. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] (In grammar.) Without the first person, used in any but the first person, i. e. in the second or third person (viz. a verb). E. a priv. and uttama.

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

Anuttama (अनुत्तम):—[(maḥ-mā-maṃ) a.] Best; worst.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anuttama 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anuttama (ಅನುತ್ತಮ):—

1) [adjective] not good; bad.

2) [adjective] that is not excelled by another; best; most excellent.

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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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