Jaghana: 9 definitions


Jaghana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jaghana : (nt.) the loin; the buttocks.

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

Jaghana, (nt.) (Vedic jaghana, cp. Gr. koxw/nh; see jaṅghā) the loins, the buttocks Vin. II, 266; J. V, 203. (Page 277)

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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

jaghana (जघन).—m S The hypogastric and pubic region (esp. of a female). 2 Popularly and poetically, the hip and loins. Ex. yēka ja0 mārutīcēṃ āliṅgi- ti || yēka jānu jaṅgha kuravāḷiti ||.

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

jaghana (जघन).—m The hip and loins.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jaghana (जघन).—[vakraṃ hanti han yaṅ ac pṛṣo°; Uṇ.5.32]

1) The hip and the lions, the buttocks; घटय जघने काञ्चीमञ्च स्रजा कबरीभरम् (ghaṭaya jaghane kāñcīmañca srajā kabarībharam) Gīt.12.

2) The pudenda.

3) Rear-guard, the reserve of an army.

4) A fault. जघनं स्यात् कटेः पूर्वे श्रोणिभागापराधयोः (jaghanaṃ syāt kaṭeḥ pūrve śroṇibhāgāparādhayoḥ) Nm.

Derivable forms: jaghanam (जघनम्).

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

Jaghana (जघन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Mons veneris. 2. The hip and loins. E. han to kill or hurt, jaghana substituted for the radical, and ac Unadi aff. vakra hanti hana-yaṅ ac pṛṣo0 .

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

Jaghana (जघन).—i. e. reduplicated han + a, n. and m. 1. The pudenda, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 8625. 2. The buttocks, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 18, 11. 3. The rear-guard of an army, Mahābhārata 3, 16284.

— Cf.

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

1) Jaghana (जघन):—m. (√janh) ([Ṛg-veda i, 28, 2; v, 61, 3; vi, 75, 13]) n. ([Atharva-veda xiv, 1, 36; Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa ii, etc.]) the hinder part, buttock, hip and loins, pudenda, mons veneris (ifc. f(ā). [Pāṇini 4-1, 56; Kāśikā-vṛtti] [Mahābhārata xiii, 5324; Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta])

2) the hinder part of an altar, [Śulba-sūtra iii, 52]

3) rear-guard, [Mahābhārata iii, v f.,ix]

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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. 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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