Adina, aka: Ādina, Ādīna, Adīna; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Adina in Purana glossaries]

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

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 93. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 9. 27.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

[Adina in Pali glossaries]

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)

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

[Adina in Sanskrit glossaries]

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

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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