Chinnabhinna, Chinna-bhinna: 7 definitions


Chinnabhinna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhinnabhinna.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Chinnabhinna in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न) refers to those Rudrākṣas which are “cut and broken” and thus to be discarded, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] Six types of Rudrākṣas shall be discarded:—that which is defiled by worms, is cut and broken [viz., Chinnabhinna], has no thornlike protrusions, has cracks and is not circular”.

2) Chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न) refers to “chopping off and severing” (the limbs), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Kumāra (Kārttikeya) said to the Mountains: “[...] On seeing the powerful Asura fallen dead in the battle, the hero did not go and attack him again. When the powerful Asura was slain, other Asuras were killed by gods and Gaṇas. Some of the Asuras who were afraid joined their palms in reverence. In the battle the limbs of many Asuras were chopped off and severed (chinnabhinna). Thousands were killed too. [...]”. 

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Chinnabhinna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न).—a (S) Shattered, shivered, splintered, scattered. 2 Mangled, torn and rent.

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

chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न).—a Shattered, splintered. Mangl- ed, torn and rent.

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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

[«previous next»] — Chinnabhinna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न).—a. cut up through and through, mutilated, mangled, cut up.

Chinnabhinna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms chinna and bhinna (भिन्न).

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

Chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) Cut up, destroyed, scattered. E. chinna, and bhinna broken.

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

Chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न):—[=chinna-bhinna] [from chinna > chid] mfn. pierced through and through, cut up, destroyed, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Chinnabhinna (छिन्नभिन्न):—[(nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) a.] Scattered.

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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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