Paramanu, Paramāṇu, Parama-anu: 32 definitions


Paramanu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

Paramanu has 30 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Parmanu.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Paramāṇu (परमाणु):—(parama + aṇu) m. ein unendlich kleiner Theil, Atom [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 1, 8.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 104.] [Yogasūtra 1, 40.] pṛthivī nityā paramāṇurūpā [TARKAS. 5.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 58, 1. 2.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 23, 15.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 11, 1. 5, 12, 9.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 23, 32. 33. 49, 37.] [Hiouen-Thsang I, 60. fg.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 397.] paramāṇubhyo viśvamutpadyate [Prabodhacandrodaja 111, 15.] dhūmoṣmajalanīhāraparamāṇavo gaganagatā nopalabhyante [GAUḌAP.] zu [SĀṂKHYAK. 7. 8.] nirmāṇaparamāṇavaḥ [Rājataraṅgiṇī 6, 274.] paraguṇaparamāṇuṃ (paramāṇūn v. l.) parvatīkṛtya [Bhartṛhari 2, 71.] Davon nom. abstr. f.: sikatātvādapi parāṃ prapede paramāṇutām [Raghuvaṃśa 15, 22.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 11, 4.] ein unendlich kleiner Zeittheil [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 11, 4. 5. 13. 5, 14, 29.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 22,] [Nalopākhyāna 3.] neutr. (1/8) einer Mātrā [Prātiśākhya zur Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 1, 61.]

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Paramāṇu (परमाणु):—, sapta paramāṇurajāṃsi = reṇuḥ [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 169, 2 v. u.] rūpa adj. [SARVADARŚANAS. 16, 2. 5.] paramāṇumaya adj. aus Atomen bestehend [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 11, 15, 12.]

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

Paramāṇu (परमाणु):——

1) m. — a) ein unendlich kleiner Theil , Atom. bhṛtya so v.a. unterthänigster Diener [Harṣacarita 18,1.VGL] padātilava Nom.abstr. f. — b) ein unendlich kleiner Zeittheil.

2) n. 1/8 einer Mora.

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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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