Adina, Ādina, Ādīna, Adīna: 10 definitions



Adina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Adīna (अदीन) refers to “absence of distress”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.38.—

Accordingly, as Śukra said to Dadhīca:—

“[...] Having secured indestructibility, adamantine bones and absence of distress (adīna) from Śiva, he [i.e., Dadhīca] kicked the king [i.e., Kṣuva] on the head with the root of his foot. Kṣuva, the king who was haughty by the favour of Viṣṇu, became angry and hit Dadhīca on his chest with his thunderbolt. The thunderbolt was incompetent to destroy Dadhīca the noble-souled, thanks to the power of lord Śiva. The son of the creator (Kṣuva) was greatly surprised. On thus seeing the indestructibility, absence of distress (adīna) and adamantine bones of Dadhīca the great sage, Kṣuva, the son of the creator, became surprised at heart”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Adīna (अदीन).—A son of Sahadeva and father of Jayatsena; a righteous soul.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 93. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 9. 27.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ādīna, at D.I, 115 & S.V, 74 (vv. ll. ādina, & abhinna) see ādina. See diṇṇa. (Page 99)

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Ādina, only at D.I, 115 (T. reading ādīna, but v. l. S id. ādina, B p. abhinna) in phrase ādina-khattiya-kula primordial. See note in Dial. I.148. (Page 99)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adīna (अदीन).—a. Not low or depressed, high-spirited; mighty, not poor; rich, happy.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adīna (अदीन).—[adjective] not distressed, cheerful.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adīna (अदीन):—[=a-dīna] mfn. not depressed, noble-minded

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince (also called Ahīna).

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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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