Japana, Jāpana: 13 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Japana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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

japana : (nt.) mumbling; whispering.

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

Japana, (sic. DA. I, 97, otherwise jappana) whispering, mumbling (see japati), in kaṇṇa°. See also pari°. (Page 279)

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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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

japaṇa (जपण) [-ṇī-ṇūka, -णी-णूक].—f Lurking or lying in wait, patient looking out after, waiting and watching (to catch &c.) v kara. japaṇīsa basaṇēṃ or lāgaṇēṃ Attempting to, minding, regarding.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Japana (जपन).—[jap-bhāve lyuṭ] The muttering of prayers; संन्यास एव वेदान्ते वर्तते जपनं प्रति । वेदवादाश्च निर्वृत्ताः शान्ता ब्रह्मण्य- वस्थिताः (saṃnyāsa eva vedānte vartate japanaṃ prati | vedavādāśca nirvṛttāḥ śāntā brahmaṇya- vasthitāḥ) Mb.12.196.7.

Derivable forms: japanam (जपनम्).

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Jāpana (जापन).—

1) Declining, rejection.

2) Dismissing, sending away.

3) Completing, finishing.

Derivable forms: jāpanam (जापनम्).

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

Jāpanā (जापना).—(Prakrit for Sanskrit yāp°, compare next; = AMg. jāvaṇa, nt., and [Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī] °ṇā, [Paia-sadda-mahaṇṇavo]), sustenance, maintenance: kāya- jāpanārthaṃ Śikṣāsamuccaya 131.8; (mahābhūtānāṃ) sthitaye jāpa- nāyai 137.9.

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

Japana (जपन).—n.

(-naṃ) Inaudible repetition of prayers, &c.: see the last. E. jap as before, affix bhāve lyuṭ .

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Jāpana (जापन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Declining, rejection, dissent. 2. Dismissing, completing, finishing. E. jap to speak, causal form bhāve lyuṭ aff.

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

Japana (जपन).—[jap + ana], n. Muttering prayers, Mahābhārata 12, 7157.

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

Japana (जपन).—[neuter] = [preceding] [masculine]

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

1) Japana (जपन):—[from jap] n. muttering prayers, [Mahābhārata xii, 7157.]

2) Jāpana (जापन):—n. for yāp, rejection, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) dismissing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) completing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Japana (जपन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Inaudible repetition of prayers, charms, &c.

2) Jāpana (जापन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Declining, dissent; dismissing, finishing.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Japana (जपन):—(von jap) n. das Hermurmeln der Gebete [Amarakoṣa 3, 3, 12, v. l.] [Mahābhārata 12, 7157.]

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Jāpana (जापन):—n. = nirasana und nirvartana [Dharaṇīkoṣa im Śabdakalpadruma] declining, rejection, dissent; dismitting, completing, finishing [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] — Nach [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] vom caus. von jap, aber in Wirklichkeit nur die PrākritForm von yāpana .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Japana (जपन):—n. das Hermurmeln von Gebeten.

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Jāpana (जापन):—n. = nirasana und nirvartana.

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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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