jnana

[ juh-nah-nuh ]
/ dʒəˈnɑ nə /

noun Hinduism.

knowledge acquired through meditation and study as a means of reaching Brahman.

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Also called Brahmajnana .

Origin of jnana

First recorded in 1820–30, from Sanskrit jñāna “knowledge,” equivalent to jñā- “to know” + -na noun suffix; see origin at know1

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