ज्ञान

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit ज्ञान (jñāna), from the root verb ज्ञा (jñā, to know, be aware of), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (to know).

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Noun[edit]

ज्ञान (gyānmUrdu spelling گیان

  1. knowledge
    मुझे इसका कुछ भी ज्ञान नहीं है।
    I have no knowledge of it at all.
    हमारा शिक्षक व्यापक ज्ञान की खान है।
    Our professor is a vast storehouse of knowledge.

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References[edit]

  • ज्ञान in Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root verb ज्ञा (jñā, to know, be aware of), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (to know).

Noun[edit]

ज्ञान (jñānan

  1. knowing, becoming acquainted with, knowledge, (esp.) the higher knowledge (in Buddhism, pure awareness free from conceptual constructs; in Hinduism, true knowledge of the Self's identity with the Ultimate Reality)
  2. "knowledge about anything cognizance" (compare ज्ञानतस् (jñānatas) and अज्ञान (ajñāna))
    jñānād a-jñānād vā — knowingly or ignorantly
  3. conscience
  4. = ज्ञानेन्द्रिय (jñānendriya)
  5. engaging in (+ genitive, e.g. सर्पिषस् (sarpiṣas), "in sacrifice with clarified butter")
  6. name of a shakti

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0426