[ juh-nah-nuh ]
/ dʒəˈnɑ nə /
knowledge acquired through meditation and study as a means of reaching Brahman.
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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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