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 dictionary

Source: 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)

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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

janana (जनन).—n (S) Birth, bearing, bringing forth.

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

janana (जनन).—n Bearing, birth, bringing forth.

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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

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: Mvy 1848 = Tibetan [Page241-b+ 71] bskyed pa. Cf. Sanskrit janana, perh. to be read here; but Mironov jā°.

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

Janana (जनन).—n.

(-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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Jānana (जानन).—n.

(-naṃ) Knowing, understanding. E. jñā to know, lyuṭ aff.

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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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