Jnapti, Jñapti: 13 definitions


Jnapti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति) refers to “insight”, according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.16-23ab.—Accordingly, “The dispassion that is in the state of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ should (exert itself to) control fettered existence. The one called ‘spontaneous’ is free of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ and its attribute is insight (jñapti). One who is spontaneously dispassionate is certainly not obstructed (in his quest) even though he enjoys the objects of the senses. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jñapti (ज्ञप्ति).—f S The understanding or intellect. 2 Apprehended state (of objective knowledge) by the understanding, knowledge or knownness.

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

jñapti (ज्ञप्ति).—f The understanding.

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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

Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति).—f.

1) Understanding.

2) Intellect.

3) Promulgating.

4) Satisfaction.

5) Sharpening.

6) Praise.

7) Immolating, killing.

Derivable forms: jñaptiḥ (ज्ञप्तिः).

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

Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति).—for (always in Mahāvyutpatti, but nowhere else) jñāpti, f. (= Pali ñatti), proposal, motion, made before the assem- bly of monks or nuns; in the [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] literary passages re- corded, usually concerning initiation (upasaṃpadā): jñaptiṃ kṛtvā Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.101.15; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 17b.3, having made the motion: eṣā jñaptiḥ 5, this is the proposal; (duḥśīlena bhikṣuṇā…na ca) jñaptir dātavyā Kāraṇḍavvūha 96.14 (…prāg eva jñapticaturthaṃ 15, see below); jñāpti-karma(n), id., Mahāvyutpatti 8660 (= Pali ñatti-kamma); jñapti° Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.101.16; there are three forms in which the motion may be made (see [Sacred Books of the East] 13.169, note 2), (1) isolated, simple (muktikā, q.v.) motion, not followed by a separate question as to whether the monks (or nuns) present approve, Mahāvyutpatti 8659; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 15b.3; (2) accompanied (followed) by a single such formal question, called jñapti- (Mahāvyutpatti jñāpti-) dvitīyam (sc. karma; = Pali ñatti-dutiya-kamma), Mahāvyutpatti 8661; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.178.12; (3) accompanied by three such questions, called jñapti- (Mahāvyutpatti jñāpti-) caturtham (karma; = Pali ñatti-catuttha- kamma), Mahāvyutpatti 8662; 8754 °tha-karmaṇopasaṃpanno bhikṣuḥ; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 31b.1 jñapticaturthena karmaṇā; Divyāvadāna 356.16 °thaṃ ca karma vyavasitaṃ; Kāraṇḍavvūha 96.15, see above; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.178.12. The putting of the questions (one or three) to the congregation, after the jñapti, is called karma- vācanā, q.v.

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Jñāpti (ज्ञाप्ति).—f., (1) bidding, order: Mahāvyutpatti 7536 (= Tibetan bsgo ba), para-jñāpti-saṃcetanīyatā; (2) proposal, motion, Mahāvyutpatti 8659—8662, 8754 (= Tibetan gsol ba) = jñapti, q.v.

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

Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति).—f.

(-ptiḥ) Understanding, comprehension, the exercise of the intellectual faculty. E. jñap to make known, affix bhāve ktin, deriv. irr.

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Jñāpti (ज्ञाप्ति).—f.

(-ptiḥ) Making known, informing. E. jñā to know, causal form, ktin aff.

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

Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति).—i. e. jñā, [Causal.], + ti, f. Comprehension, knowing, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 25, 57.

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

1) Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति):—[from jñā] f. understanding, apprehension, ascertainment of (in [compound]), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka i, 2; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 89, 2; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha xif.] (ilc. tika)

2) [v.s. ...] the exercise of the intellectual faculty, intelligence, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x; Jaimini i, 1, 5 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) Jñāpti (ज्ञाप्ति):—[from jñāpita > jñā] f. for jñapti, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति):—(ptiḥ) 2. f. Understanding.

2) Jñāpti (ज्ञाप्ति):—(ptiḥ) 2. f. Idem.

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

Jñapti (ज्ञप्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇatti.

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Jnapti 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jñapti (ಜ್ಞಪ್ತಿ):—[noun] knowledge a) the fact or state of knowing; b) acquaintance with facts; c) all that has been perceived or grasped by the mind; learning; enlightenment.

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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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