Nanakarana, Ñāṇakaraṇa, Nānākaraṇa, Nana-karana: 4 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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

ñāṇakaraṇa : (adj.) enlightening.

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nānākaraṇa : (nt.) diversity; difference.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.

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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

[«previous next»] — Nanakarana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nānākaraṇa (नानाकरण).—nt. (= Pali id.), difference, distinction: Divyāvadāna 222.20, see s.v. abhiprāya; piśācasya ca etasya ca nāsti kiṃcit nānākaraṇam Mahāvastu ii.459.4, between the piśāca and him there is no difference; kiṃ nāsti nānā° Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 58.12; kiṃ nānā° Mahāvyutpatti 6892; Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 346.15; nir-nānā°, adj. [bahuvrīhi], without difference: Thomas ap. Hoernle [Manuscript Remains of Buddhist literature found in Eastern Turkestan] 95.13 (Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra); tulyāṃ…nirnānākaraṇām Bodhisattvabhūmi 164.22.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nānākaraṇa (नानाकरण):—[=nānā-karaṇa] [from nānā] n. variation, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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