Jnata, Jñāta: 17 definitions


Jnata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gyat.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jñāta (ज्ञात) means “having experienced”, according to the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “As long as one has not experienced (jñāta) the Accomplishment of Speech and the Arousal of the Body of (an accomplished) yogi, one will not be happy here in this world, and is bound in the next and (so) should not initiate (others). This is the Command of the Supreme Goddess”.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Jñāta (ज्ञात):—Sanskrit word meaning “understanding through knowledge”.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Jñāta (ज्ञात) refers to a sub-division of the Jātyārya class of Āryas (one of the two types of human beings), taking birth in the “middle world” (madhyaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly:—“In these 35 zones on this side of Mānuṣottara and in the Antaradvīpas, men arise by birth; [...]. From the division into Āryas and Mlecchas they are two-fold. The Āryas have sub-divisions: kṣetra (country), jāti (caste), kula (family), karma (work), śilpa (craft), and bhāṣā (language). [...] The Jātyāryas are the Ikṣvākus, Jñātas, Haris, Videhas, Kurus, Ugras, Bhojas, and Rājanyas”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jñāta (ज्ञात).—p (S) Understood or known.

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jñāta (ज्ञात).—f (jñāti S) A caste or tribe: also a kind or sort.

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jñātā (ज्ञाता).—a (S) That understands or knows. 2 That knows fully or well; an intelligent and wise person.

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

jñāta (ज्ञात).—p Known, understood.

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jñāta (ज्ञात) [-ti, -ति].—f A caste or tribe; a kind.

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jñātā (ज्ञाता).—a That knows; an intelligent and wise person.

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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

Jñāta (ज्ञात).—a. [jñā-karmaṇi-kta] Known, ascertained, understood, learnt, comprehended &c.; आज्ञापय ज्ञातविशेष पुंसां (ājñāpaya jñātaviśeṣa puṃsāṃ) Kumārasambhava 3.3; see ज्ञा (jñā) above.

-tam Knowledge.

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

Jñāta (ज्ञात).—[, wrong reading for jñātra, q.v.]

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

Jñāta (ज्ञात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Known, comprehended, understood fully. E. jñā to know, affix karmaṇi kta.

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

Jñatā (ज्ञता).—[jña + tā], f. 1. Knowledge, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 142. When latter part of comp. words, is the aff. of the comp., e. g. haya-jña + tā, Knowledge of horses and their management, [Nala] 19, 26.

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

Jñatā (ज्ञता).—[feminine] jñatva [neuter], jñapti [feminine] [abstract] to [preceding]

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Jñāta (ज्ञात).—[adjective] known, understood, learnt, noticed; thought to be ([nominative]).

āṃ jñātam Ah! I know; mayā jñātam I was of opinion.

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

1) Jñatā (ज्ञता):—[=jña-tā] [from jña > jñā] f. intelligence, [Yājñavalkya iii, 142; Nyāya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) Jñata (ज्ञत):—[=jña-ta] [from jña-tā > jña > jñā] mfn. ifc. knowledge of [Nalopākhyāna xix, 24.]

3) Jñāta (ज्ञात):—[from jñā] mfn. known, ascertained, comprehended, perceived, understood, [Atharva-veda xix, 15, 6; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. (āṃjñātam ‘Ah! I know’ [Mṛcchakaṭikā i, 6/7; Śakuntalā] etc.)

4) [v.s. ...] meant (mayā jñātam, ‘I meant’), [Kādambarī vi, 995]

5) [v.s. ...] taken for ([nominative case]), [Pañcatantra i, 2, 2]

6) [v.s. ...] known as ([nominative case]) to ([genitive case]), [Vopadeva v, 27]

7) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of Mahā-vīra’s family, [Jaina literature]

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

Jñāta (ज्ञात):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Known.

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

Jñāta (ज्ञात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jāṇia, Ṇāya, Muṇia.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Jñāta (ज्ञात) [Also spelled gyat]:—(a) known; comprehended; ~[yauvanā] traditionally, a heroine conscious of her blooming youth.

2) Jñātā (ज्ञाता) [Also spelled gyata]:—(nm and a) (one) who knows; a scholar; learned (person).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jñāta (ಜ್ಞಾತ):—[adjective] knowing; perceiving; learning.

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Jñāta (ಜ್ಞಾತ):—[noun] a well-informed, learned man.

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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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