Jnati, aka: Jñāti; 4 Definition(s)


Jnati means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Jñāti (ज्ञाति).—Hereditary social and occupational group, sometimes a subdivision of jāti and sometimes synonymous with it. Note: Jñāti is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Jyotisha book cover
context information

Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

Discover the meaning of jnati in the context of Jyotisha from relevant books on Exotic India

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Jñāti (ज्ञाति, “relative”).—According to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV), “all beings obtained the mind of equanimity (samacitta) by thinking of one another with the feelings one would feel (for example) for one’s relatives (jñāti)”.

In the course of innumerable generations, all beings have been one’s relatives (jñāti), father, mother, elder brother, younger brother, elder sister, younger sister and relative. Furthermore, according to the true nature (satyalakṣaṇa) of dharmas, there is no father or mother, no elder or younger brother; but people who are submerged in the error of self believe in their existence and thus there is the question of father and mother, elder and younger brother. Therefore it is not a lie when, by virtue of a wholesome mind (kuśalacitta), we consider one another with the feelings we would feel (for example) for one’s relatives (jñāti).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana book cover
context information

Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

Discover the meaning of jnati in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

jñāti (ज्ञाति).—f (S) Caste or tribe: also genus, species, or kind: also a caste or tribe, or a genus, species, or kind.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of jnati in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñāti (ज्ञाति).—[jñā-ktic]

1) A paternal relation, a father, brother &c.; agnate relatives collectively.

2) A kinsman or kindred in general.

3) A distant kinsman who is not entitled to the oblations offered to deceased ancestors.

4) A father.

Derivable forms: jñātiḥ (ज्ञातिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

Discover the meaning of jnati in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 14 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Jñātiprāya (ज्ञातिप्राय).—A meal for kinsmen (Mar. jātibhojana); प्रक्षाल्य हस्ता- वाचम्य ज्ञात...
Jñātivid (ज्ञातिविद्).—a. one who has or makes near relatives.Jñātivid is a Sanskrit compound c...
Jñātibheda (ज्ञातिभेद).—dissension among relatives. Derivable forms: jñātibhedaḥ (ज्ञातिभेदः).J...
Jñātikārya (ज्ञातिकार्य).—the duty of a kinsman. Derivable forms: jñātikāryam (ज्ञातिकार्यम्).J...
Svajñāti (स्वज्ञाति).—a kinsman. Derivable forms: svajñātiḥ (स्वज्ञातिः).Svajñāti is a Sanskrit...
Jñāticela (ज्ञातिचेल).—A low-born person; विभिन्न- कर्माशयवाक् कुले नो मा ज्ञातिचेलं भुवि कस्यच...
Jñātikarman (ज्ञातिकर्मन्).—n., Jñātikarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāt...
Jñātibhāva (ज्ञातिभाव).—kin, relationship. Derivable forms: jñātibhāvaḥ (ज्ञातिभावः).Jñātibhāva...
Śilā (शिला) refers to “stones” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-c...
Nati (नति).—1. Meridian zenith distance or the R sine of that. 2. Difference between the parall...
Samacitta (समचित्त).—a. 1) even-minded, equable, equanimous. 2) indifferent. Samacitta is a San...
Jñāta (ज्ञात).—[, wrong reading for jñātra, q.v.]
Dhak (धक्).—An exclamation of anger; U.4.24.
Saṃstuta (संस्तुत).—p. p.1) Praised, eulogized.2) Praised together.3) Agreeing together, harmon...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: