Asankita, Aśaṅkita, Āsaṅkita, Ashankita, Ashamkita, Asaṅkita: 13 definitions


Asankita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Aśaṅkita can be transliterated into English as Asankita or Ashankita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Aśaṅkita (अशङ्कित) refers to “being free of doubt”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “One should not behave (with disrespectful) intimacy with (any) act of speech, mind or body. Whatever is to be done for the teacher, (the disciple) should do it free of doubt (aśaṅkita)”.

2) Āśaṅkitā (आशङ्किता) refers to “being troubled”,  according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] Now the goddess was troubled (āśaṅkitā) and her body was bent with shyness. (Thus her) form as the ‘crooked one’ came into being with (its) subtle, crooked limp but even then, the lord, blooming with joy, took the hand of the goddess and sat her on his lap. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āsaṅkita : (pp. of āsaṅkati) suspected; distrusted. (adj.), apprehensive; doubtful; suspicious.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Asaṅkita, & °iya (adj.) (a + saṅkita, pp. of śaṅk) not hesitating, not afraid, not anxious, firm, bold J. I, 334 (°iya); V, 241; Sdhp. 435, 541. (Page 87)

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Āsaṅkita, (adj.) (pp. of āsaṅkati) suspected, in fear, afraid, apprehensive, doubtful (obj. & subj.) Miln. 173, 372 (°parisaṅkita full of apprehension and suspicion); DhA. I, 223; VvA. 110.—Cp. ussaṅkita & parisaṅkita. (Page 113)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āśaṅkita (आशंकित).—p (S) Feared or apprehended: also distrusted, doubted, scrupled at. 2 That has fears, apprehensions, doubts, or scruples regarding.

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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

Aśaṅkita (अशङ्कित).—a.

1) Fearless, undaunted; प्रविशत्यशङ्कः (praviśatyaśaṅkaḥ) H.1.78.

2) Secure, certain, having no doubt. यं शिष्टा ब्राह्मणा ब्रूयुः स धर्मः स्यादशङ्कितः (yaṃ śiṣṭā brāhmaṇā brūyuḥ sa dharmaḥ syādaśaṅkitaḥ) Manusmṛti 12.18.

See also (synonyms): aśaṅka.

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Āśaṅkita (आशङ्कित).—p. p.

1) Feared, dreaded; इदं तदाशङ्कितं गुरुजनेनापि (idaṃ tadāśaṅkitaṃ gurujanenāpi) Uttararāmacarita 3; doubted, suspected.

-tam 1 Fear; apprehension.

2) Doubt, uncertainty.

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

Aśaṅkita (अशङ्कित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Certain, undoubted. 2. Feerless. E. a neg. śaṅkita alarmed.

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Āśaṅkita (आशङ्कित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Feared, dreaded. 2. Doubted. E. āṅ before śaki to doubt, kta aff.

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

Aśaṅkita (अशङ्कित).—[adjective] without fear or doubt; [neuter] [adverb]; [feminine] aśaṅkā no fear or hesitation.

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

1) Aśaṅkita (अशङ्कित):—[=a-śaṅkita] [from a-śaṅka] mfn. fearless, confident, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] undoubted, certain, [Manu-smṛti xii, 108]

3) Āśaṅkita (आशङ्कित):—[=ā-śaṅkita] [from ā-śaṅk] mfn. feared, dreaded

4) [v.s. ...] doubted etc.

5) [v.s. ...] n. fear, doubt, [Jātakamālā]

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

Aśaṃkita (अशंकित):—[a-śaṃkita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Idem.

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

Āśaṅkita (आशङ्कित):—[ā-śaṅkita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Idem.

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

Āśaṅkita (आशङ्कित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āsaṃkiya.

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Asankita 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

Aśaṃkita (ಅಶಂಕಿತ):—[adjective] not scared; not frightened; not moved by terror.

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Āśaṃkita (ಆಶಂಕಿತ):—[adjective] having been doubted; that is doubted; suspected.

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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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