Iman: 2 definitions



Iman 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Iman (इमन्).—Or इमनिच् (imanic) tad. affix इमन् (iman) applied to the words पृथु, मृदु, महत्, लघु, गुरु (pṛthu, mṛdu, mahat, laghu, guru), words showing colour and words such as दृढ, परिवृढ, भृश, शीत, उष्ण (dṛḍha, parivṛḍha, bhṛśa, śīta, uṣṇa) etc. in the sense of 'quality' or 'attribute': cf Pāṇ. V. 1.122, 123. For changes in the base before the affix इमन् (iman) see P. VI.4.154-163.

context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Imān (इमान्):—imā und imāni In der klass. [Indische sprüche] NUR Acc. Sg. und Nom. Acc. Sg. Du. und Pl. ime smaḥ da sind wir. yāḥimāstāḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 5,13,31.] imais (!) [Mahābhārata 1,129,23.] [Carakasaṃhitā 607,5.]

context information

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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