Janu, Jānu, Janū, Jāṇu: 31 definitions


Janu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology, Tamil. 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

Janu (जनु):—und janū (von jan) ff. = janus Geburt [Uṇādikoṣa im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. sajanu .

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Jānu (जानु):—

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

Janu (जनु):—f.

1) Geburt. Auch janū. —

2) Seele [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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Jānu (जानु):——

1) m. (ausnahmsweise) und n. Knie (auch bei Thieren). jānu dā Jmd (Gen.) das Knie auf den Leib setzen. jānubhyāmavanīṃ gam sich auf die Knie werfen.

2) als Längenmaass. = 32 Aṅgula [Śulbasūtra 1,13.]

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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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