Nanajana, Nānājana, Nana-jana: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nanajana 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nanajana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nānājana : (m.) many kinds of folk.

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

Nānājana refers to: all kinds of folk Sn. 1102; Nd1 308 (puthu°);

Note: nānājana is a Pali compound consisting of the words nānā and jana.

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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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nānājana (नानाजन):—[=nānā-jana] [from nānā] m. [plural] d° people or tribes, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nanajana 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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