Gunita, Guṇita: 13 definitions


Gunita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gunit.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Guṇita (गुणित) refers to “multiplying oneself”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, I praise you with mind and speech. [...] Dwelling originally in the abode of Śiva, you multiply yourself sixfold (ṣaṣ-guṇita) and prepare the path of existence where you nurture wonderful and manifold creation with your own six forms. You shed moonlight on the path of Suṣumṇā that is charming due to the beautiful appearance of the six lotuses serving as [your] bases”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Guṇita (गुणित) refers to “multiplied” whereas its abbreviation (gu) refers to the “operation of multiplication”, according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—There are no special symbols for the fundamental operations in the Bakhshali work. Any particular operation intended is ordinarily indicated by placing the tachygraphic abbreviation, the initial syllable of a Sanskrit word of that import, after, occasionally before, the quantity affected. Thus the operation of addition is indicated by yu (an abbreviation from yuta, meaning added), subtraction by + which is very probably from kṣa (abbreviated from kṣaya, diminished), multiplication by gu (from gum or guṇita, multiplied) and division by bhā (from bhāga or bhājita, divided).

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Guṇita (गुणित) refers to “multiple (troops of Yoginī)” [i.e., yoginī-gaṇa-guṇite], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

guṇita (गुणित).—p (S) Multiplied.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guṇita (गुणित).—p. p. [guṇ karmaṇi kta]

1) Multiplied.

2) Heaped together, collected; कपोतौ स्नेहगुणितहृदयौ गृहधर्मिणौ (kapotau snehaguṇitahṛdayau gṛhadharmiṇau) Bhāg. 11.7.54.

3) Enumerated.

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

Guṇita (गुणित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Multiplied, (arithmetically.) 2. Collected, heaped together. E. guṇa to advise, &c. affix kta.

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

Guṇitā (गुणिता).—i. e. guṇin + tā, f. Possession of virtues, [Hitopadeśa] [prologue.] 36.

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

1) Guṇitā (गुणिता):—[=guṇi-tā] [from guṇi > guṇa] f. the state of possessing good qualities, virtuousness, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) Guṇita (गुणित):—[from guṇa] mfn. multiplied (with [instrumental case] or in [compound]), [Mahābhārata iii, 7030; Vikramorvaśī iii, 22; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā liii; Pañcatantra]

3) [v.s. ...] augmented, intensified, [Meghadūta 107]

4) [v.s. ...] often practised, [Bālarāmāyaṇa viii, 26]

5) [v.s. ...] connected or filled with (in [compound]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa xi, 7, 66] (cf. aṇu-, pari-, pra-.)

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

Guṇita (गुणित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Multiplied, collected, heaped together.

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

Guṇita (गुणित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Guṇāviya, Guṇia.

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Gunita 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

Guṇita (गुणित) [Also spelled gunit]:—(nm) multiple; (a) multiplied by, times.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Guṇita (ಗುಣಿತ):—[adjective] increased in number, amount, extent or degree by multiplying; multiplied.

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Guṇita (ಗುಣಿತ):—

1) [noun] = ಗುಣಾಕಾರ [gunakara].

2) [noun] (gram.) a joining a vowel as a suffix to a consonant or consonants with a vowel, making it a single, basic unit of pronunciation in a word.

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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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