Japaparayana, Japaparāyaṇa, Japa-parayana: 4 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Japaparāyaṇa (जपपरायण).—a. engaged in muttering prayers.

Japaparāyaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms japa and parāyaṇa (परायण).

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

Japaparāyaṇa (जपपरायण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Devoted to religious meditation, engaged in muttering prayers, &c. E. jap as above, and parāyaṇa adhering or attached to.

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

Japaparāyaṇa (जपपरायण):—[=japa-parāyaṇa] [from japa > jap] mfn. devoted to muttering prayers, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Japaparāyaṇa (जपपरायण):—[japa-parāyaṇa] (ṇaḥ) 1. m. A sage, one devoted to meditation.

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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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