Jnanatapas, Jñānatapas, Jnana-tapas: 4 definitions


Jnanatapas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñānatapas (ज्ञानतपस्).—n. penance consisting in the acquisition of true knowledge.

Jñānatapas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and tapas (तपस्).

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

Jñānatapas (ज्ञानतपस्).—n.

(-paḥ) Cultivation of sacred knowledge. E. jñāna, and tapas religious austerity.

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

Jñānatapas (ज्ञानतपस्):—[=jñāna-tapas] [from jñāna > jñā] n. penance consisting in striving to attain knowledge, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Jñānatapas (ज्ञानतपस्):—[jñāna-tapas] (paḥ) 5. n. Search after sacred knowledge.

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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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