Parajana, Para-jana: 5 definitions



Parajana 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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

parajana : (m.) stranger; outsider.

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

Parajana refers to: a stranger, enemy, demon, fig. devil (cp. Sk. itarajana) M. I, 153, 210.

Note: parajana is a Pali compound consisting of the words para 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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parajana (परजन).—a stranger (opp. svajana); शक्तः परजने दाता (śaktaḥ parajane dātā) Ms.11.9.

Derivable forms: parajanaḥ (परजनः).

Parajana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and jana (जन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parajana (परजन).—[masculine] strangers.

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

1) Parajana (परजन):—[=para-jana] [from para] m. an° person, a stranger

2) [v.s. ...] (coll.) strangers (opp. to sva-j), [Manu-smṛti xi, 9.]

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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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