Jena, Jēna: 5 definitions

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Jena means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jena.—(CITD), Telugu; a span (about 7 inches). Note: jena is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Jenā.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XXVIII, p. 304), Od8iyā; ‘a prince’; a title of nobility; later stercotyped as a family name in Orissa. Note: jenā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jēna (जेन).—n Felt. jēnācyā padarīṃ gāṇṭha dēṇēṃ or māraṇēṃ (To make a knot in the border of a piece of felt.) To attempt an impossibility.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jēna (जेन).—n Felt.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Jeṇa (जेण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yena.

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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

Jēṇa (ಜೇಣ):—[noun] woollen cloth or blanket.

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Jēna (ಜೇನ):—[noun] = ಜೇಣ [jena].

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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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