Muncana, Muñcana: 4 definitions


Muncana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Munchana.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Muñcana (मुञ्चन):—To propel

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

muñcana : (nt.) releasing; giving up.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Muñcana, & Muccana (nt.) (abstr. fr. muc) 1. release, being freed, deliverance J. IV, 478 (mucc°); °ākāra (muñc°) means of deliverance (dukkhato from ill) DhA. I, 267; °kāla time of release (dukkhā from suffering) DhA. II, 11 (mucc°, v. l. muñc°).—2. letting loose, emitting, giving, bestowing VbhA. 249 (speaking, shouting out; Vism. reading p. 265 is to be corrected fr. mañcana!); PvA. 132 (v. l. dāna). (Page 536)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Muñcana (मुञ्चन).—(nt., = Pali id.), the sending forth, emission: prabhāsa-muñcana-vidhijñena Gaṇḍavyūha 431.12; (in [bahuvrīhi] [compound]? or adj., emitting?) dvārā…krośasvarā-muñcanāḥ Lalitavistara 193.7 (verse), sending forth sound as far as a kos.

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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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