Avijnana, Avijñāna, A-vijnana: 5 definitions


Avijnana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avijñāna (अविज्ञान).—n. absence of knowledge; abl. nāt, unknowingly, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 220; on a sudden, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 40, 22.

Avijñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and vijñāna (विज्ञान).

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

Avijñāna (अविज्ञान).—1. [neuter] want of knowledge.

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Avijñāna (अविज्ञान).—2. [adjective] having no knowledge, unwise.

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

1) Avijñāna (अविज्ञान):—[=a-vijñāna] [from a-vijānat] mfn. not having any information, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] n. ‘no knowledge’

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

Avijñāna (अविज्ञान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avinnāṇa.

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Avijnana 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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