Dhuna, Dhūṇa, Dhunā: 14 definitions


Dhuna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Dhunā (धुना).—tad. affix called Vibhakti tad. affix, applied to the word इदम् (idam) when इदम् (idam) is changed into अ; cf. इदमः अश्भावः धुना च प्रत्ययः (idamaḥ aśbhāvaḥ dhunā ca pratyayaḥ) Kas. on P. V. 3.17.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Deforestation in Nagaland: a historical perspective

Dhuna is the name of a plant corresponding to Canarium resiniforum, according to the author Lanukumla Ao in his thesis “Deforestation in Nagaland”, mentioning the source: Annual Administrative Report 2012-2013.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Dhuna in India is the name of a plant defined with Fumaria indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Fumaria indica (Hausskn.) Pugsley (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flore de l’Iran (1986)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhūṇa (धूण).—n (dhuṇēṃ or H) Water in which grain (esp. rice) has been washed.

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dhūna (धून).—f (dhvani S) A prolonged or continuing sound; the hum or twang (as of struck chords or of distant music); a dying away and blending sound. Ex. hā śuddha sāraṅga navhē hyānta kiñcit mallā- rācī dhūna māratī. 2 fig. Popular hum or whisper. v nigha, uḍa.

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

dhūna (धून).—f Prolonged sound; the hum or twang. Popular hum or whisper.

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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

Dhuna (धुन).—a. Ved.

1) Sounding.

2) Shaking, agitating.

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Dhūna (धून).—p. p.

1) Shaken, agitated &c.

2) Afflicted by heat or thirst.

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

Dhūna (धून).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Distressed by heat or thirst. 2. Shaken, agitated. E. dhū to shake, affix kta, form irr. dhū-kta-lvādi0 tasya-naḥ .

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

1) Dhuna (धुन):—mfn. (√dhvan) roaring, only in

2) Dhūna (धून):—[from dhū] mfn. ([Pāṇini 8-2, 44]) shaken, agitated

3) [v.s. ...] distressed by heat or thirst, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) Dhūṇa (धूण):—m. the resin of Shorea Robusta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dhūna (धून):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Distressed; shaken.

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

Dhūna (धून) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dhuṇāva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhuna 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

Dhuna (धुन) [Also spelled dhun]:—(nf) assiduity, perseverence; mania, fad; ardour; tune, keynote; —[kā pakkā] persevering; assiduous; resolute; —[lagī rahanā] to follow (something) resolutely, to be constantly after; —[lagī rahanā, kisī kī] to get a person on the brain; —[savāra honā] to concentrate feverishly on something, to be in the grip of an ardent desire.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Dhuṇa (धुण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhū.

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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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