Jaghanya: 8 definitions


Jaghanya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Jaghanya (जघन्य, “least”) refers to a classification of a śrāvaka (laymen), based on his progress through the pratimās, according to Āśādhara. Jaghanya refers to the first to six pratimās, also known as a Gṛhin.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jaghanya (जघन्य).—a (S) Low, vile, base. 2 Publicly known. 3 S Last or hindmost. 4 Used laxly as s n Publicity (of deeds bad or foolish), notoriety. jaghanyānta yēṇēṃ To become publicly known;--esp. a bad or foolish matter.

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

jaghanya (जघन्य).—a Low, vile, base. Last. Publicly known. n Publicity.

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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

Jaghanya (जघन्य).—a. [jaghane bhavaḥ yat]

1) Hindmost, last; Bg.14. 18; Ms.8.27. -मन्ये जघन्यस्य महीधरस्य शृङ्गाणि कालयस- निर्मितानि (manye jaghanyasya mahīdharasya śṛṅgāṇi kālayasa- nirmitāni) | Rām. Ch.4.16.

2) Worst, vilest, base, lowest, censurable; जघन्यगुणः (jaghanyaguṇaḥ) Bhāg.14.18.

3) Of low origin or rank.

-nyaḥ A Śudra.

-nyam The penis.

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

Jaghanya (जघन्य).—mfn.

(-nyaḥ-nyā-nyaṃ) 1. Last, hindmost. 2. Low, vile, base. 3. Worst, vilest, lowest. n.

(-nyaṃ) The penis. m.

(-nyaḥ) A Sudra or man of the fourth tribe. E. jaghana tke loins, &c. and yat aff.

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

Jaghanya (जघन्य).—i. e. jaghana + ya, adj., f. . 1. Last, Mahābhārata 3, 1366. 2. Late, Mahābhārata 12, 4794. 3. Shortest, [Suśruta] 1, 125, 5. 4. Indifferent, [Suśruta] 1, 95, 14. 5. Lowest, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 270; [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 218. 6. Comparat. jaghanyatara, Lower, Mahābhārata 14, 1137. 7. ºyam, adv. At last, Mahābhārata 3, 905. 8. loc. ye, adverbially, At last, Mahābhārata 3, 1303; Behind, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3087.

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

Jaghanya (जघन्य).—[adjective] hindmost, last, latest, lowest.

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

1) Jaghanya (जघन्य):—[from jaghana] mf(ā)n. ([gana] dig-ādi; in [compound] [Pāṇini 2-1, 58]; ifc. [gana] vargyādi) hindmost, last, latest, [Atharva-veda vii, 74, 2; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] lowest, worst, vilest, least, least important, [Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] of low origin or rank, (m.) man of the lowest class, [Harivaṃśa 5817; Rāmāyaṇa ii; Pañcatantra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa vii, 11, 17]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the attendant of the model man Mālavya, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxix, 31 ff.]

5) [v.s. ...] n. the penis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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