Jananaka, Jānanaka: 3 definitions


Jananaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

jānanaka : (adj.) knowing.

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

Jānanaka, (adj.) (Sk. *jñānaka, cp. jānana & Sk. jānaka (c. Gen.) expert Av Ś II. 119, 120, as n. ib. I. 216) knowing DhsA. 394. (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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jānanaka (जाननक).—adj. (= Pali id.; to Pali jānana, knowledge, from jānati plus -ana, with adj. suffix -ka; in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] only a-j° which could be considered [bahuvrīhi], a- plus jānana plus ka, [bahuvrīhi]), knowing; a-j°, not knowing, with acc.: rāgam ajānanako Lalitavistara 323.13 (verse); in prec. line ajānaku.

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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 (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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