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ā-jañña

, m. [BHS ājanya etc.; from sa. ājāni;
see s. v. ājānīya], a noble, thoroughbred horse; a pure-
bred, a thoroughbred
(also about bulls and elephants);
metaphorically about persons
(esp. in cpd.s); to be
deduced
(as m.) from Mogg-v IV 139 ājānīyassa
bhāvo — so eva vā — ājaññaṁ (the sūtra has ~ in
dvandvá
); the traditional explanation connects it, like
the variants
ājāniya etc., with √jñā (at numerous places,
e. g. ad
Ja I 181,20* sārathissa cittarucitaṁ kāraṇaṁ
ājānanasabhāva, II 40,2 kāraṇâkāraṇajānanaka); like
so many trad, etymologies this rests on the appropri-
ateness of the word, and is hardly meant as a derivation;
occasionally
(thus Th-a I 71,28 ~o ti ājānīyo jātimā
kāraṇâkāraṇānaṁ ājānanako) the connection with √jan
ts suggested; an "ājañña" has the characteristics of
noble lineage, and as in Engl
, "well-bred", the
notions: "of good family" and "of excellent bearing"
are both present;
— bhaddo ~o naṅgalâvattanī, Th
16 (Th-a I 71,28 foll. so tividho: usabhâ° assâ°
hatthi-° ti; tesu usabhâjañño idhâdhippeto); about a
bull also
Th 45, 173, 659; about a horse (but also
metaph.
) Th 433 ājāniyena ~o . . . sikkhito (noble
horse trained by a nobleman
); yadā ~o kurute vegaṁ,
Ja I 181,20* (: vāḷavā m. pl. = khaḷuṅkassā, ct.); —
acc. ~aṁ āruyha (ārūḷhaṁ), āropetvā, e.g. Pv 561,
Ja VI 325,4*, 314,2' (from 325,4*); dameti ~aṁ, Th
358 (ct. = ājānīyaṁ assadammaṁ desakālânurūpaṁ);
ānehi ~aṁ (yuttaṁ), Ja VI 268,14*; ~aṁ . . . jetvā
hare, Ja VI 274,20* (in the following ājāniya m. c);
~aṁ passanti ~-rathaṁ passanti, Nidd I 87,27
Pj I 118,14 (among good omens); — instr. ~ena yutto
ratho ~-ratho, Sadd 758,8; — nom. pl. assā vahanti
~ā, Ja II 40,2* (here perhaps adj.); ekasmiṁ yeva
yuge sahassa-~ā yuttā (in description of Sakka's
chariot; a similar passage Ps III 314,25); — ifc.
assâ°, usabhâ°, hatthi-° (Th-a I 71,28, cf. above);
kuñjarâ° (Ja VI 289,4*); narâ° (Ap 508,29); purisâ°
(D III 197,17; Dhp 193; Sn 544).