Ihana, Īhana: 4 definitions
Ihana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Languages of India and abroad
īhana : (f.) endeavour; exertion.
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.
Īhaṇa (ईहण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Īhana.
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.
Īhana (ईहन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Īhaṇa.
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.
Ihaṇa (ಇಹಣ):—[noun] existence a) the act of existing; state or fact of being; b) continuance of being; living.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Ihananda, Ihanapara.
Ends with (+41): Abbulihana, Abhihana, Abhijihana, Ahihana, Ahihana, Anunirjihana, Anuvihana, Aparihana, Arihana, Asprihana, Babrihana, Bihana, Chihana, Cihana, Cumgadihana, Doddabellihana, Drihana, Duppanihana, Duppanihana, Hinayanasprihana.
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