Unminja, Unmiñja: 2 definitions


Unminja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Unmiñja (उन्मिञ्ज).—m. (to ud-miñj, compare under miñj-; and next), apparently lit. opening, and so starting, initial development, initiation of something: Daśabhūmikasūtra 18.17 sattveṣu mahākaruṇon- miñjaḥ saṃbhavati, and 19 mahāmaitryunmiñjaḥ, of Bodhisattvas; Sukhāvatīvyūha 4.4 (udāraḥ khalu ta) unmiñjo bhadrikā mīmāṃsā kalyāṇaṃ pratibhānaṃ. Müller ([Sacred Books of the East] 49 Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2, p. 4) translates question, stating that ‘all the Chinese translators’ translate so.

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

Unmiñja (उन्मिञ्ज):—[=un-miñja] m. a question (?), [Sukhāvatī-vyūha i].

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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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