Onama, Ōnāmā, Onāmā: 3 definitions


Onama means something in Marathi, 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ōnāmā (ओनामा).—The A B C of, the very rudiment.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Oṇama (ओणम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avanam.

2) Oṇāma (ओणाम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Avanama.

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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

Ōnāma (ಓನಾಮ):—

1) [noun] the sacred and mystical syllable 'ಓಂ [om]'.

2) [noun] (fig.) the basic or simplest elements (of a subject); rudiments; ABC.

3) [noun] ಓನಾಮದಲ್ಲೇ ಚಾಳೇಶ [onamadalle calesha] ōnāmadallē cāḷēśa senility of eighty at eighteen.

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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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