Saguna, aka: Saguṇa; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Saguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

[Saguna in Pali glossaries]

Saguṇa, (adj.) (either sa3+guṇa1 1, as given under guṇa1; or sa°=saṃ° once, as in sakṛt, +guṇa1 2) either “with the string, ” or “in one”; Vin. I, 46 (saguṇaṃ karoti to put together, to fold up; C ekato katvā). This interpretation (as “put together”) is much to be preferred to the one given under guṇa1 1; saguṇaṃ katvā belongs to saṅghāṭiyo, and not to kāyabandhanaṃ, thus: “the upper robes are to be given, putting them into one (bundle). ” (Page 661)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Saguna in Marathi glossaries]

saguṇa (सगुण).—a (S) That has attributes and perfections--the Deity: also that has qualities or properties--a thing in general. saguṇācē ādhārānēṃ nirguṇāsa pāvaṇēṃ To attain unto the apprehension and enjoyment of the unknown and universal Spirit and Essence through the contemplation and adoration of him as manifested with attributes and perfections in the works of creation; to attain, "through Nature, unto Nature's God."

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saguṇa (सगुण).—a That has attributes and per- fections-the Deity; also that has qualities or properties-a thing in general.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Saguna in Sanskrit glossaries]

Saguṇa (सगुण).—a.

1) Possessed of qualities or attributes.

2) Possessed of good qualities, virtuous.

3) Worldly.

4) Furnished with a string (as a bow).

5) Possessed of the qualities in rhetoric.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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