Atthana, Aṭṭhāna: 5 definitions


Atthana means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Atthāṇa (अत्थाण) refers to a particular type of hall (maṃḍava), as mentioned by Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] At 17.24 there is a description of festivities; and at 18.26-8 there is a reference to cast fabrics and coins. At 20.28 there is a reference to āvāṇaya-bhūmī and again to bhoyaṇatthāṇa-maṃḍava and atthāṇa-maṃḍava.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aṭṭhāna : (nt.) 1. a wrong place or position; 2. an impossibility.

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

Aṭṭhāna, (nt.) (ā + ṭṭhāna) stand, post; name of the rubbing-post which, well cut & with incised rows of squares, was let into the ground of a bathing-place, serving as a rubber to people bathing Vin. II, 105, 106 (read aṭṭhāne with BB; cp. Vin. II, 315). (Page 16)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Aṭṭhāṇa (अट्ठाण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Asthāna.

2) Aṭṭhāṇa (अट्ठाण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āsthāna.

3) Atthaṇa (अत्थण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Arthana.

4) Atthāṇa (अत्थाण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āsthāna.

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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

Aṭṭhāṇa (ಅಟ್ಠಾಣ):—[noun] the quarters of troops taking part in manoeuvres or active operations; a military town; a cantonment.

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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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