Janana, Jānana, Jānāna: 10 definitions
Janana 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 dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
janana : (nt.) production; causing.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Janana, (adj.) (to janati) producing, causing (-°) It. 84 (anattha° dosa); J. IV, 141; Dpvs. I, 2; DhsA. 258; Dhtp 428.—f. jananī PvA. 1 (saṃvega° desanā); = mother (cp. janettī) J. IV, 175; PvA. 79. Note. jananā DA. I, 310 is misprint for janatā. (Page 278)
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Jānana, (nt.) (fr. jñā) knowledge, cognizance, recognition; intelligence, learning, skill J. I, 145 (attānaṃ —°kālato paṭṭhāya from the time of self-recognition), 200 (-°manta knowledge of a spell, a spell known by: tumhākaṃ) II. 221; SnA 330; DhA. II, 73 (°sabhāva= ñatta); DA. I, 86 (akkhara°); Vism. 391 (°atthāya in order to know), 436 (=pajānana). Cp. ājānana. ‹-› ajānana not knowing (°-) J. V, 199; VI, 177; not known J. I, 32 (°sippa). (Page 282)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
janana (जनन).—n (S) Birth, bearing, bringing forth.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
janana (जनन).—n Bearing, birth, bringing forth.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Janana (जनन).—a. [jan-bhāve lyuṭ] Producing, causing &c.; भुजगानां जननीं जजाप विद्याम् (bhujagānāṃ jananīṃ jajāpa vidyām) Śi.2.41.
-naḥ The Supreme Being.
-nam 1 Birth, being born; यावज्जननं तावन्मरणम् (yāvajjananaṃ tāvanmaraṇam) Moha M.13.
2) Causing, production, creation; शोभा- जननात् (śobhā- jananāt) Ku.1.42.
3) Appearance, manifestation, rise.
4) Life, existence; यदैव पूर्वे जनने शरीरं सा दक्षरोषात्सुदती ससर्ज (yadaiva pūrve janane śarīraṃ sā dakṣaroṣātsudatī sasarja) Ku.1.53; भावस्थिराणि जननान्तरसौहृदानि (bhāvasthirāṇi jananāntarasauhṛdāni) Ś.5.2.
5) Race, family, lineage.
6) Preparation for a religious ceremony (dīkṣā).
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Jānāna (जानान).—a. Knowing, understanding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Jānana (जानन).—nt., birth, origination: Mahāvyutpatti 1848 = Tibetan [Page241-b+ 71] bskyed pa. Cf. Sanskrit janana, perhaps to be read here; but Mironov jā°.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. Birth, production. 2. Family, race, lineage. f. (-nī) 1. A mother. 2. Tenderness, compassion. 3. A plant, commonly Chakwat; also janani and janī. 4. A bat. 5. Arabian jasmin. 6. Valerian. mf. (-naḥ-nī) A parent, a progenitor. E. jan to bear or be born, affix bhāve lyuṭ, and ṅīṣ.
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(-naṃ) Knowing, understanding. E. jñā to know, lyuṭ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Janana (जनन):—[from jan] mf(ī)n. ifc. generating, begetting, producing, causing, [Manu-smṛti ix, 81; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. a progenitor, creator, [Ṛg-veda ii, 40, 1]
3) [v.s. ...] n. birth, coming into existence, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xxi, 9; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] ‘birth’ id est. life (pūrvaj = nāntara), [Kumāra-sambhava i, 54]
5) [v.s. ...] production, causation, [Rāmāyaṇa] : [Kumāra-sambhava i, 43; Sāṃkhyakārikā; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
6) [v.s. ...] race, lineage, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [from jan] cf. indra-, medhā-.
8) Jānāna (जानान):—[from jānat > jānaka] mfn. [present participle] [Ātmanepada] √jñā q.v.
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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Search found 11 books and stories containing Janana, Jānana, Jānāna; (plurals include: Jananas, Jānanas, Jānānas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 64 - The description of Nimi dynasty (vaṃśa) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 6 - Conception of Sacrificial Duties in the Gītā < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Part 7 - The Stage of the Saint (Jīvan-mukta) < [Chapter XII - The Philosophy of the Yogavāsiṣṭha]
Part 18 - Citsukha’s Interpretations of the Concepts of Śaṅkara Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - Svataḥ-prāmāṇya (self-validity of knowledge) < [Chapter XXVII - A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva]
Part 4 - Illusion and Doubt < [Chapter XXVII - A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva]
Part 5 - A general review of the other important topics of the Brahma-sūtras < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 35 - Śiva-sahasranāma: the thousand names of Śiva < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)