Hana, Hāna: 16 definitions


Hana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Hāna (हान) refers to “abandoning” (as opposed to Adāna—‘taking up’), according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 7.233cd-236.— Accordingly, “One is established in the sequence of the worship of Kālī that consists of the forceful attainment of the foundation of consciousness, when grasping and rejecting, brought about by the distinction between taking up and abandoning (hāna), has ceased. (Such a one) who knows reality lights up the Sun of Consciousness (even as) he looks (at it). [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Haṇa.—(IE 8-8; EI 8), Kannaḍa; same as Sanskrit paṇa; name of a coin. Note: haṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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)

1) Hana in Arabic is the name of a plant defined with Mentha spicata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mentha longifolia auct. non (L.) Huds. (among others).

2) Hana in India is also identified with Allium sativum It has the synonym Porrum ophioscorodon Rchb. (etc.).

3) Hana is also identified with Crotalaria juncea It has the synonym Crotalaria porrecta Wall., nom. nud. (etc.).

4) Hana is also identified with Terminalia chebula It has the synonym Myrobalanus chebula Gaertn. (etc.).

5) Hana in Mali is also identified with Leptadenia pyrotechnica It has the synonym Cynanchum pyrotechnicum Forssk. (etc.).

6) Hana in Tibet is also identified with Rubia cordifolia It has the synonym Galium cordifolium (L.) Kuntze (etc.).

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

· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1786)
· Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica (1995)
· Gardeners Dictionary, ed. 8
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1996)
· Journal of Natural Products (2006)
· JATBA (1959)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Hāna, (nt.) (fr. , cp. Sk. hāna) relinquishing, giving up, falling off; decrease, diminution, degradation A.II, 167; III, 349 sq. (opp. visesa), 427; Vism.11.

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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

haṇa (हण).—m S A country and people, a Hun.

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hāṇa (हाण).—f (hāni S) Loss or detriment: also damage, injury, harm. Ex. mulā vaya tujhēṃ lahāna || tulā lāgalyā tahāna || udaka na miḷatāñcī hāṇa. Pr. āpalā hāṇa lōkācī maramara.

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

hāṇa (हाण).—f Loss or detriment; harm.

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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

Hana (हन).—Killing, slaying.

Derivable forms: hanaḥ (हनः).

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Hāna (हान).—

1) Leaving, abandoning, loss, failure; अज्ञानमेवास्य हि मूलकारणं तद्धानमेवात्र विधौ विधीयते (ajñānamevāsya hi mūlakāraṇaṃ taddhānamevātra vidhau vidhīyate) A. Rām.7.5.9.

2) Escaping.

3) Prowess, power.

4) Want, lack.

5) Cessation.

Derivable forms: hānam (हानम्).

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

Hana (हन).—m.

(-naḥ) A killer, a slayer. E. han to kill, ac aff.; also with kvip aff., han m. (-hā .)

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Hāna (हान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. The act of abandoning or relinquishing. 2. Prowess, valour. E. to leave, lyuṭ aff.

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

Hana (हन).—[han + a], I. m. A killer. Ii. Latter part of comp. words, Killing; e. g. kṣatriya-haṇa, m. A destroyer of the Kṣatriyas, Mahābhārata 5, 7116. vīra -haṇa, adj., f. ṇī, Hero-killing, Mahābhārata 9, 3238.

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Hāna (हान).—i. e. 2. hā + ana, n. 1. Relinquishing. 2. Prowess.

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

Hāna (हान).—[neuter] leaving, giving up, wanting, ceasing.

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

1) Hana (हन):—[from han] mf(ī)n. idem (See vīra-haṇa)

2) [v.s. ...] m. killing, slaughter (See su-hana)

3) Hanā (हना):—[from hana > han] f. (See dur-haṇā).

4) Hāna (हान):—[from ] 1. hāna mfn. gone or departed etc. (in saṃhāna, ‘risen’), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

5) [from ] 2. hāna n. the act of abandoning, relinquishing, giving up, escaping, getting rid of [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Śaṃkarācārya; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

6) [v.s. ...] want, lack, [Kapila]

7) [v.s. ...] cessation, [ib.; Bhartṛhari] ([varia lectio])

8) a hāni etc. See p. 1296, col. 2.

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

1) Hana (हन):—(naḥ) 1. m. A killer.

2) Hāna (हान):—(naṃ) 1. n. Abandoning; prowess.

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

Hāna (हान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jahaṇā.

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Hana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Haṇa (हण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Han.

2) Haṇa (हण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śru.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Haṇa (ಹಣ):—

1) [noun] any substance or article used as money, as bank notes, checks, etc.; money.

2) [noun] a usu. round piece of metal with a distinctive stamp, and of a fixed value and weight, issued by a government as money; a coin.

3) [noun] the money in circulation in any country.

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Hāna (ಹಾನ):—[noun] a giving up (of something, for some purpose); sacrifice.

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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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