Rajanna, Rājañña, Rājānna, Rajan-anna, Rājanna: 8 definitions


Rajanna 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Rājanna (राजन्न) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.48) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Rājanna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rājañña : (m.) a man of the warrior caste.

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

Rājañña, (fr. rājā, cp, Vedic rājanya) “royalty”; a high courtier, a khattiya (=rājabhogga, cp. Fick, Sociale Gliederung 100) D. I, 103 (Pasenadi rājā ... uggehi vā rājaniyehi vā kañcid eva mantanaṃ manteyya); DA. I, 273 (=anabhisittā kumārā, i.e. uncrowned princes); Miln. 234; VvA. 297 (Pāyāsi r.). (Page 568)

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rājānna (राजान्न).—

1) rice grown in Āndhra.

2) food obtained from a king; राजान्नं तेज आदत्ते (rājānnaṃ teja ādatte) Ms.4.218.

Derivable forms: rājānnam (राजान्नम्).

Rājānna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and anna (अन्न).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rājānna (राजान्न).—m.

(-nnaḥ) A sort of rice, of a superior quality, said to grow in the Andhra country. E. rāja, and anna food.

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

Rājānna (राजान्न).—[neuter] food from a king.

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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. 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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