Gunata, Guṇata, Guṇatā: 8 definitions


Gunata 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Guṇatā (गुणता) [=Guṇa?] refers to an “attribute”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 3.2.11.—Accordingly, “And this Awareness-principle, consisting of [unlimited] Agency (kartṛtā-maya), [becomes] limited—[though] it is strengthened by partial agency—abiding as a [mere] attribute (guṇatā) in a person whose [habitual] nature is unconscious, [identifying as he does with] the void, [prāṇa, mind,] and [body].”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guṇatā (गुणता).—

1) Subordination, dependence.

2) Virtue, excellence, good qualities.

3) Being endowed with or possession of, qualities in general.

4) Multiplication.

5) The state of a rope or cord.

See also (synonyms): guṇatva.

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

Guṇatā (गुणता).—f.

(-tā) 1. Excellence, the possession of good qualities. 2. Substantiality, possession of attributes or qualities in general. 3. Multiplication. E. guṇa and tal affix; also with tva affix guṇatvaṃ.

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

Guṇatā (गुणता).—[guṇa + tā], f. 1. Being subordinate, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] P. 3, 26, 39 (see guṇa 6). 2. Excellence, Mahābhārata 3, 11236.

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

1) Guṇatā (गुणता):—[=guṇa-tā] [from guṇa] f. subordination, dependance, [Mahābhārata iii, 11236; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii; Nyāyamālā-vistara ii]

2) [v.s. ...] the being a merit, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa vii, 32]

3) [v.s. ...] the possession of attributes or qualities, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] multiplication, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Guṇatā (गुणता):—(tā) 1. f. Excellency; innate worth; multiplication.

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Gunata 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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