Nanakarana, aka: Ñāṇakaraṇa, Nānākaraṇa, Nana-karana; 3 Definition(s)
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ñāṇakaraṇa : (adj.) enlightening.
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nānākaraṇa : (nt.) diversity; difference.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Ñāṇakaraṇa refers to: (adj.) giving (right) understanding, enlightening, in combination w. cakkhukaraṇa (giving (in)—sight, cp. “your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be knowing good and evil” Gen. 35): kusalavitakkā anandha-karaṇā cakkhu° ñāṇa° It. 82; f.—ī (of majjhimā-paṭipadā) S. IV, 331;
Note: ñāṇakaraṇa is a Pali compound consisting of the words ñāṇa and karaṇa.
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Nānākaraṇa refers to: difference, diversity Vin. I, 339 (saṅgha°); M. II, 128; cp. Divy 222;
Note: nānākaraṇa is a Pali compound consisting of the words nānā and karaṇa.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
Nānākaraṇa (नानाकरण).—nt. (= Pali id.), difference, distinction: Divy 222.20, see s.v. abhiprāya; piśācasya ca etasya ca nāsti kiṃcit nānākaraṇam Mv ii.459.4, between the piśāca and him there is no difference; kiṃ nāsti nānā° Karmav 58.12; kiṃ nānā° Mvy 6892; AsP 346.15; nir-nānā°, adj. Bhvr., without difference: Thomas ap. Hoernle MR 95.13 (Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra); tulyāṃ…nirnānākaraṇām Bbh 164.22.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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.
Ends with: Nirnanakarana.
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