Jayana, Jāyana, Jayanā: 11 definitions

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Jayanā (जयना) is the wife of Sahasrāyudha (son of Lakṣmīvatī and Vajrāyudha, a previous incarnation of Śānti-nātha), according to chapter 5.3 [śāntinātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“[...] One time Sahasrāyudha’s wife, Jayanā, saw in a dream at night a golden spear with projecting rays. She related this to her husband at daybreak and he said, ‘You will surely have a son of great power, O queen’. At that very time she carried an embryo very difficult to carry; and at the right time she bore a jewel of a son, like the soil bearing grain. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jāyana : (nt.) birth; arising.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jayana (जयन).—[ji karaṇe lyuṭ]

1) Conquering, subduing.

2) Armour for cavalry, elephants &c.

Derivable forms: jayanam (जयनम्).

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

Jayana (जयन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Armour for cavalry, elephants, &c. 2. Conquering, subduing. f. (-nī) Indra'S daughter. E. ji to conquer or excel, affixes karaṇe lyuṭ and ṅīṣ . hayādisannāhe . bhāve lyuṭ jaye .

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

1) Jayana (जयन):—[from jaya] mf(ī)n. victorious, [Caṇḍa-kauśika iv, 29]

2) [v.s. ...] n. conquering, subduing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] armour for cavalry or elephants etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Jayana (जयन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Armour for cavalry; conquering, subduing. f. () Indra's daughter.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Jayana (जयन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jayaṇa, Jiṇaṇa.

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Jayana in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Jayaṇa (जयण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yajana.

2) Jayaṇa (जयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yatana.

3) Jayaṇa (जयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Javana.

4) Jayaṇa (जयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Jayana.

5) Jayaṇā (जयणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yatanā.

6) Jāyaṇa (जायण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yācana.

7) Jāyaṇa (जायण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yātana.

8) Jāyaṇā (जायणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yācanā.

Jāyaṇā has the following synonyms: Jāyaṇayā.

9) Jāyaṇā (जायणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yātanā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jayana (ಜಯನ):—

1) [noun] an instance of defeating or overcoming one’s enemy or adversary.

2) [noun] a covering worn to protect the body against weapons; an armour.

3) [noun] any military weapon.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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