Nuna, Nūna: 5 definitions


Nuna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Nuna in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Morinda citrifolia L. from the Rubiaceae (coffee) family. For the possible medicinal usage of nuna, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nūna : (ind.) indeed; surely; certainly.

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

Nūna, (& nūnaṃ DhsA. 164) (indecl.) (Ved. nūnaṃ=Gr. nu/n, Lat. nunc (cp. num); Goth. nu, Ger. nun, cp. E. now. See also nu) affirmative-dubitative particle with Pot. or Ind. , viz. 1. (dubit.—interrog.) is it then, now, shall I etc. (=Lat. subjunctive, hortative & dubitative) D. I, 155 (=Lat. num, cp. nu). Esp. frequent with rel. pron. yaṃ=yaṃ nūna what if, shall I, let me (Lat. age) Sn. p. 80 (yaṃ nūn’âhaṃ puccheyyaṃ let me ask, I will ask); J. I, 150, 255; III, 393; PvA. 5 (y. n. âhaṃ imassa avassayo bhaveyyaṃ=let me help him).—2. (affirm.) surely, certainly, indeed Sn. 1058 (api nūna pajaheyyuṃ); A. V, 194; J. I, 60; V, 90; Pv. II, 924 (nuna); Miln. 20; DhsA. 164; PvA. 95 (nuna as v. l.; text reads nanda). (Page 376)

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ṇūṇa (णूण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nyūna.

2) Ṇūṇa (णूण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nūnam.

2) Ṇūṇa has the following synonyms: Ṇūṇaṃ.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nūna (ನೂನ):—

1) [noun] the fact or condition of not having enough; shortage; deficiency.

2) [noun] the fact or condition of not having any; complete absence.

3) [noun] an imperfect, faulty or erroneous thing.

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Nūna (ನೂನ):—[noun] truth; fact.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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