Gunagana, Guṇagaṇa, Guna-gana: 7 definitions

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Gunagana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

guṇagaṇa : (m.) accumulation of good qualities.

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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

guṇagāna (गुणगान).—n (S) pop. guṇagāṇēṃ n Singing the virtues and excellencies of; eulogizing, laudation.

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

guṇagāṇa (गुणगाण).—n pop. guṇa gāṇēṃ n Singing the virtues of, eulogizing, laudation.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण).—a number or series of good qualities; Bhāg.5.3.11.

Derivable forms: guṇagaṇaḥ (गुणगणः).

Guṇagaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guṇa and gaṇa (गण).

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Guṇagāna (गुणगान).—singing of merits, panegyric, praise.

Derivable forms: guṇagānam (गुणगानम्).

Guṇagāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guṇa and gāna (गान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण).—m., also nt., reckoning, counting, cal- culation of virtues; avoidance of this is a merit: (na) kaścid °ṇo 'dhigataḥ Divyāvadāna 347.5, 9 (anenāhaṃ kuśala- mūlena…, in a praṇidhāna), 15 (kiṃcit…°ṇam adhigatam), 19 (id.).

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

Guṇagāna (गुणगान).—n.

(-naṃ) Panegyric, praise. E. guṇa, and gāna singing.

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

1) Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण):—[=guṇa-gaṇa] [from guṇa] m. a number or series of good qualities, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 3, 11]

2) Guṇagāna (गुणगान):—[=guṇa-gāna] [from guṇa] n. praising the virtues of another, panegyric, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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