Apamana, Apamāna: 17 definitions

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Apamana 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 Apman.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Apamāna (अपमान) refers to “insulting someone”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura said to the Gods: “[...] In his sixth incarnation (as Paraśurāma) he cut off the head of his own mother. This wicked man insulted (apamāna) his own preceptor’s son. Incarnating as Kṛṣṇa he defiled the wives of others and forced them to violate the traditional virtues of the family. He contracted his marriages without any reference to the Vedic path. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apamāna (अपमान).—m n (S) Disrespect, dishonor, disgrace.

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

apamāna (अपमान).—m Disgrace, disrespect. apamānaṇēṃ v t Disregard.

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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

Apamāna (अपमान).—Disrespect, dishonour, disgrace; despising, slighting; contempt; लभते वुद्ध्यवज्ञानमपमानं च पुष्कलम् (labhate vuddhyavajñānamapamānaṃ ca puṣkalam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1. 63; समुद्रेण मम भृत्यस्याण्डान्यपहृत्य मेऽपमानस्थानं कृतम् (samudreṇa mama bhṛtyasyāṇḍānyapahṛtya me'pamānasthānaṃ kṛtam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

Derivable forms: apamānaḥ (अपमानः).

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

Apamāna (अपमान).—n.

(-naṃ) Disrespect, disgrace. E. apa reverse, and mana to respect, affix ghañ.

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

Apamāna (अपमान).—i. e. apa-man + a, m., n. 1. Disrespect, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 12, 14. 2. Token of disrespect, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 181, 1.

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

Apamāna (अपमान).—[masculine] ([neuter]) disrespect, contempt.

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

Apamāna (अपमान):—[=apa-māna] m. (or n.), (√man), disrespect, contempt, disgrace.

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

Apamāna (अपमान):—[tatpurusha compound] m. n.

(-naḥ-nam) Disrespect, contempt; e. g. adhikṣepāpamānādeḥ prayuktasya pareṇa yat . prāṇātyayepyasahanaṃ tattejaḥ samudāhṛtam; or nindākṣepāpamānāderamarṣobhiniviṣṭatā.—Comp. avamāna. [Among the Koshas the Śabdaratnāvalī assigns to the word the neuter gender: apamānaṃ paribhavastiraskārastiraskriyā; the Dvirūpakoṣa of Purushottama the masc. gender: apamānovamānaśca bimboṣṭhepi dvirūpatā.] E. man with apa, kṛt aff. ghañ.

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

Apamāna (अपमान):—[apa-māna] (naṃ) 1. n. Disrespect.

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

Apamāna (अपमान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avamāṇa, Omāṇa.

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Apamana 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

Apamāna (अपमान) [Also spelled apman]:—(nm) insult, disgrace, affront; -[lekha] libel; -[vacana] slander; —[karanā] to insult; •[, khule āma] to offer an affront (to); —[kā ghūṃṭa pīnā, —sahanā] to pocket/swallow an insult, to eat dirt.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Apamāṇa (अपमाण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Apramāṇa.

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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

Apamāna (ಅಪಮಾನ):—[noun] lack of respect or esteem; discourtesy; disrespect; disregard; insult; humiliation; affront.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Apamāna (अपमान):—n. 1. disrespect; dishonor; disgrace; libel; 2. insult; 3. contempt; adj. disrespectful; abusive; shameful; humiliating; insulting;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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