Attana, Aṭṭāna, Aṭṭana: 5 definitions

Introduction

Attana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṭṭāna : (nt.) a post incised with squares and used as a rubber by bathing people.

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attāṇa : (adj.) without protection.

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

Attāṇa, (adj.) (a + tāṇa) without shelter or protection J. I, 229; Miln. 148, 325; ThA. 285. (Page 23)

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Aṭṭāna, at Vin. II, 106 is obscure, should it not rather be read with Bdhgh as aṭṭhāna? (cp. Bdhgh on p. 315). (Page 15)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṭṭana (अट्टन).—[aṭṭyate anādriyate ripuranena, aṭṭa karaṇe lyuṭ] A weapon shaped like a discus (cakrākāraphalakāstram).

-nam [bhāve lyuṭ] Disregard.

Derivable forms: aṭṭanam (अट्टनम्).

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

Aṭṭana (अट्टन).—n.

(-naṃ) A circular weapon, a kind of discus. E. aṭṭa to kill or hurt, lyuṭ aff.

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

Aṭṭana (अट्टन):—[from aṭṭ] n. a weapon shaped like a discus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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