Vijana, Vījana, Vijāna: 15 definitions

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Vijana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vijana (विजन) refers to “isolated” (i.e., ‘an isolated forest’), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “I am an aged Brahmin roaming about as I please. I am an intelligent ascetic bestowing happiness and helping others. Who are you? What is your parentage? Why do you perform penance in this isolated forest [i.e., vijanavijane vane]? Your penance cannot be surpassed even by the sages of eminent status. You are neither a small girl nor an old woman. You appear to be an auspicious young woman. How is it that you are performing this penance even when you are unmarried. [...]”.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vijana : (adj.) deserted of people. || vījana (nt.), fanning.

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

Vījana, (nt.) (fr. vīj, cp. Class. Sk. vījana) a fan, fanning; in vījana-vāta a fanning wind, a breeze SnA 174. (Page 643)

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Vijāna, (nt.—adj.) (fr. vijānāti) understanding; as adj. (—°) in cpds. du° (dubbijāna) hard to understand S. I, 60; J. IV, 217; and su° easy to perceive Sn. 92; J. IV, 217. (Page 617)

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Vijana, (adj.) (vi+jana) deserted of people, lonely S. I, 180; ThA. 252.—°vāta: see vāta. (Page 616)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vijaṇā (विजणा) [or ना, nā].—m (Poetry. vyajana S) A fan. v ghāla, ghē. Ex. maga vi0 karūna nirmāṇa || hālavityā ādhīna hōya vārā ||.

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vijana (विजन).—a S Unpeopled, uninhabited: also unmanned.

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

vijaṇā (विजणा) [-nā, -ना].—m A fan.

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vijana (विजन).—a Unpeopled, uninhabited.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vijana (विजन).—a. Lonely, retired, solitary.

-nam 1 A solitary place, retreat (vijane means 'privately').

2) Absence of witnesses.

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Vījana (वीजन).—1 The ruddy goose.

2) A sort of pheasant.

-nam 1 Fanning; तदनु ज्वलनं मदर्पितं त्वरयेर्दक्षिणवातवीजनैः (tadanu jvalanaṃ madarpitaṃ tvarayerdakṣiṇavātavījanaiḥ) Kumārasambhava 4.36; Śiśupālavadha 17.6.

2) A fan.

3) A thing, substance.

Derivable forms: vījanaḥ (वीजनः).

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

Vijana (विजन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Private, lonely, solitary. E. vi privative, and jana man, people.

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Vījana (वीजन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A fan. 2. Fanning. 3. Thing, substance. m.

(-naḥ) 1. A sort of pheasant. 2. The ruddy goose. E. vīja, lyuṭ aff.

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

Vījana (वीजन).—[vij + ana] [I.] n. . 1. Fanning, being fanned, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 386. 2. A fan. Ii. n. Thing. Iii. m. 1. A sort of pheasant. 2. The ruddy goose.

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Vijana (विजन).—adj. lonely, private; loc. ºne, privately, [Pañcatantra] 58, 8.

Vijana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and jana (जन).

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

Vijana (विजन).—[adjective] destitute of people or inhabitants, desert, solitary. [neuter] solitary place, lone-liness; vijanaṃ & vijanī kṛ remove all witnesses.

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Vījana (वीजन).—[neuter] fanning or fan.

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

1) Vijana (विजन):—[=vi-jana] [from vi] a mfn. free from people, destitute of men, deserted, solitary, lonely, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. a deserted or solitary place, absence of witnesses (ne ind., rarely neṣu ind. in private, in a lonely spot where there are no witnesses; naṃ-√kṛ, to remove all w°), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [=vi-jana] b vi-janman etc. See p. 950, col. 2.

4) Vijāna (विजान):—[=vi-jāna] a etc. See under vi-√jñā.

5) [=vi-jāna] [from vi-jñā] b m. Name of a man, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

6) Vījana (वीजन):—[from vīj] m. Name of two kinds of bird (= koka and jīvaṃ-jīva), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] n. fanning, wafting, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] a fan, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

9) [v.s. ...] = vastu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Vijana (विजन):—[vi-jana] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Private, solitary.

2) Vījana (वीजन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A fan; a thing. m. Pheasant, ruddy goose.

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

Vijana (विजन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Viaṇa, Viāya, Vīaṇa.

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Vijana in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vijana (विजन) [Also spelled vijan]:—(a) solitary, lovely; (nm) a lonely place, solitude; ~[] loneliness, solitude.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vijana (ವಿಜನ):—[adjective] destitute of, free from people, human habitation; deserted.

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Vijana (ವಿಜನ):—[noun] a place that is destitute of, free from people, human habitation; a deserted place.

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Vījana (ವೀಜನ):—

1) [noun] the act of moving or agitating air with or as with a fan.

2) [noun] a device for agitating or directing air toward.

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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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