Maulana, Maulānā: 2 definitions

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Maulana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Maulānā (मौलाना):—(nm) a title given to a great muslim scholar; a scholar of Arabic.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Maulaṇa (मौलण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mukulana.

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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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