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 dictionarySource: 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)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: 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 BHS only a-j° which could be considered Bhvr., a- plus jānana plus ka, Bhvr.), knowing; a-j°, not knowing, with acc.: rāgam ajānanako LV 323.13 (verse); in prec. line ajānaku.
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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