Aniti, Anīti, Ānīti: 16 definitions


Aniti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Anīti (अनीति) refers to “unjust”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O sage, the lord (i.e., Śiva) is never unjust (i.e., anītinānītikārakaḥ). The supreme Brahman is the goal of the good. How can He be deluded? What sorrow has He? How can he have other aberrations? Even Viṣṇu and I do not know His real secret. What then about others, the sages, gods, human beings and even Yogins”.

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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

Anīti, (f.) (an + īti) safety, soundness, sound condition, health A.IV, 238; Miln.323 (Abl. °ito). (Page 33)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anīti (अनीति).—f (S) Immorality, injustice, iniquity. 2 Impoliteness, uncourteousness, ill manners.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anīti (अनीति).—f Immorality. Injustice, ill-manner.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anīti (अनीति).—f.

1) Impropriety, immorality; injustice, wrong act; indiscretion, foolish conduct.

2) (na ītiḥ) Freedom from calamity.

Derivable forms: anītiḥ (अनीतिः).

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Ānīti (आनीति).—f. [ā-nī-ktin] Leading near; चङ्क्रमित्वा प्रियानीतिं रामो रक्षोवधे स्थितः (caṅkramitvā priyānītiṃ rāmo rakṣovadhe sthitaḥ) | Mugdha.

Derivable forms: ānītiḥ (आनीतिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anīti (अनीति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Impropriety, immorality. 2. Impolicy, ill conduct. E. a neg. nīti good conduct.

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

Ānīti (आनीति).—[ā-nī + ti], f. Bringing near, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 8, 29.

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Anīti (अनीति).—f. a foolish trick, [Pañcatantra] 143, 25.

Anīti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and nīti (नीति).

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

Anīti (अनीति).—[feminine] bad or unwise conduct, want of discretion.

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Ānīti (आनीति).—[feminine] leading near.

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

1) Anīti (अनीति):—[=a-nīti] 1. a-nīti f. impropriety, immorality, injustice

2) [v.s. ...] impolicy, foolish conduct, indiscretion.

3) [=an-īti] 2. an-īti f. freedom from a calamitous season.

4) Ānīti (आनीति):—[=ā-nīti] [from ā-nī] f. the act of leading near, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Anīti (अनीति):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-tiḥ) I.

1) Impropriety, immorality.

2) Im-policy, ill conduct. E. a neg. and nīti. Ii. Freedom from calamities of season, as excessive rain &c. E. a neg. and īti.

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

Anīti (अनीति):—[a-nīti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Immorality, impolicy, impropriety.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anīti (अनीति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇaīi.

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Aniti in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anīti (अनीति):—(nf) impropriety, inequity; high-handedness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anīti (ಅನೀತಿ):—[noun] a violation of moral or ethical custom or rules; such a behaviour; a bad, wicked conduct; impropriety; immorality.

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Anīti (ಅನೀತಿ):—[noun] a state free from famine, drought or epidemics.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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