Animan, Aṇiman: 10 definitions


Animan 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Aṇiman (अणिमन्):—1. (von aṇu) m. gaṇa pṛthvādi .

1) Dünne, Feinheit: ārambhaṇato vai vajrasyāṇimātho daṇḍasyātho paraśoḥ [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 2, 35.] yathā keśaḥ sahasradhā bhinnastāvatāṇimnā [Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad 4, 3, 20.] —

2) Magerkeit: sa yatrāyamaṇimānaṃ nyeti jarayā vopatapatā vāṇimānaṃ nigacchati [4, 3, 36.] grāmyāḥ paśavo ye cāraṇyā aṇimānameva tatparuṣimāṇaṃ niyanti [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 4, 26.] —

3) die feinen Bestandtheile eines Dinges: daghnaḥ somya mathyamānasya yo ṇimā sa ūrdhvaḥ samudīṣati tatsarpirbhavati [Chāndogyopaniṣad 6, 6, 1.] —

4) die Kunst sich unendlich klein zu machen, eine der 8 Kräfte Śiva’s, [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 31.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 202.] [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 3, 18.]

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Aṇiman (अणिमन्):—(von aṇu) n. das kleinste Stück: gudaṃ tredhā karoti sthavimamadhyam aṇima [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 3, 8, 3, 18.]

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Aṇiman (अणिमन्):—1.

4) [Oxforder Handschriften 51,a,13. 231,b,8.] aṇimādyastu devatāḥ [19,a,20.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Aṇiman (अणिमन्):——

1) m. — a) Dünne , Feinheit [Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14,7,1,20.] — b) Magerkeit. — c) die feinsten Bestandtheile von Etwas. — d) die Zauberkraft sich unendlich klein zu machen.

2) aṇiman n. das kleinste Stück.

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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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