Asanna, Asañña, Āsanna: 17 definitions

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Asanna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Asann.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Āsanna (आसन्न).—Nearest, most proximate: cf. विकारी यथासन्नम् (vikārī yathāsannam) V.Pr.I.142: cf. also the sūtra आसन्नः (āsannaḥ) Śāk.I.1.7, explained as स्थानगुणप्रमाणादिभिर्यथास्वमासन्नः (sthānaguṇapramāṇādibhiryathāsvamāsannaḥ) cf. also आसन्नः (āsannaḥ) Hem. VII.4.120.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Āsanna (आसन्न) refers to “(plants growing) side by side”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Again in the season of autumn will be found the blue and white lotus growing side by side [i.e., indīvara-āsanna-sitotpala-anvitā], hovered over by beautiful lines of bees, tender creepers adding beauty to the scene; the season therefore resembles a charming woman with blue eyes, fair face, black hair and thin brows. As if to view the beauty of the pure disc of her lord—the Moon, the summer lake opens at night her red lotus buds—her eyes of soft petals in which lie concealed the black bee serving as the pupil of the eye”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

asañña : (adj.) unconscious.

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āsanna : (adj.) near. (nt.), neighbourhood.

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

Asañña, (adj.) (a + saññā) unconscious, °sattā unconscious beings N. of a class of Devas D. I, 28 (cp. DA. I, 118 and BSk. asaṃjñika-sattvāḥ Divy 505). (Page 87)

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Āsanna, (adj.) (pp. of ā + sad, see āsīdati) near (cp. āsajja1), opp. dūra J. II, 154; DhA II 91; PvA. 42, 243. (Page 114)

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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

āsanna (आसन्न).—a S Near or nigh.

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

āsanna (आसन्न).—a Near or nigh.

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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

Asanna (असन्न).—a. Ved. Without rest or repose, untiring, restless.

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Āsanna (आसन्न).—p. p.

1) Drawn near, approached, near (in time, place or number); आसन्नविंशाः (āsannaviṃśāḥ) nearly or about 2; at hand, close by आसन्नमेव नृपतिर्भजते मनुष्यम् (āsannameva nṛpatirbhajate manuṣyam) Pt.; impending, imminent; पूर्वमासन्नशृङ्गा वै गाव इत्यनुशुश्रुम (pūrvamāsannaśṛṅgā vai gāva ityanuśuśruma) Mb.13.81. 13; आसन्नपतने कूले (āsannapatane kūle) Ś. B.; °मरण °काल (maraṇa °kāla) q. v.

2) Adjacent, adjoining.

3) Well-placed.

4) about to die.

5) Obtained, got; बाह्वोरासन्नामतिमात्रं ननन्द (bāhvorāsannāmatimātraṃ nananda) Rām.5.63.33.

-nnaḥ The setting sun.

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

Āsanna (आसन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) Near, proximate. m.

(-nnaḥ) A setting sun. E. āṅa before ṣad to go, and kta aff.

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

Āsanna (आसन्न).—[adjective] set, put down, reached, got; come to, neared, approached; proximate, near, next, imminent. [neuter] proximity.

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

1) Asanna (असन्न):—[=a-sanna] mfn. restless, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Āsanna (आसन्न):—[=ā-sanna] [from ā-sad] mfn. seated down, set down, [Atharva-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] near, proximate, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Meghadūta; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] reached, obtained, occupied, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. nearness, vicinity, proximity, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] end, death, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Āsanna (आसन्न):—[ā-sanna] (nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) a. Near. m. The declining or setting sun.

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

Āsanna (आसन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āsaṇṇa.

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Asanna 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āsanna (आसन्न) [Also spelled asann]:—(a) imminent, impending; ~[bhūta] present perfect tense (in Grammar); ~[mṛtyu] one whose death is imminent, under the shadow of death.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Asaṇṇa (असण्ण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Asaṃjña.

2) Āsaṇṇa (आसण्ण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āsanna.

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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

Āsanna (ಆಸನ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] being, situated near.

2) [adjective] likely to happen without delay; impending; threatening; imminent.

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Āsanna (ಆಸನ್ನ):—[noun] = ಆಸನ್ನತೆ - [asannate -] 1.

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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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