Curni, Cūrṇi, Cūrṇī: 11 definitions
Curni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Churni.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Cūrṇi (चूर्णि).—A gloss on the Sutras of Panini referred to by Itsing and Sripatidatta, Some scholars believe that Patanjali's Mahabhasya is referred to here by the word चूर्णि (cūrṇi), as it fully discusses all the knotty points. Others believe that चूर्णि (cūrṇi),stands for the Vrtti of चुल्लिभाट्टि (cullibhāṭṭi). In Jain Religious Literature there are some brief comments on the Sutras which are called चूर्णि (cūrṇi) and there possibly was a similar चूर्णि (cūrṇi) on the sutras of Panini.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
India history and geography
Cūrṇi.—(EI 3), an appended note. Cf. cūrṇī. Note: cūrṇi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Cūrṇi or Cūrṇī.—(EI 29, 33), one hundred cowrie-shells; cowrie-shells of the value of a purāṇa or kārṣāpaṇa (kāhaṇ). D Note: cūrṇi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Cūrṇi (चूर्णि) or Cūrṇī (चूर्णी).—f.
1) Pounding, powder.
2) A sum of hundred cowries.
3) Name of Patañjali's Mahābhāṣya on the Sūtras of Pāṇini.
4) A selection of an unanswerable argument.
Derivable forms: cūrṇiḥ (चूर्णिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rṇiḥ) A sum of 100 Cowries, the small shells used as coin. 2. A selection or picking out of an unanswerable argument. 2. The grammar of Patanjala, a comment on Panini'S grammar. E. car to go, to pass, (current,) ni Unadi affix, and u substituted for the radical vowel, or cūrṇ to direct, &c. affix in . aśeṣaviduṣāṃ tarkaṃ cūrṇayati . patañjalikṛte mahābhāṣye .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Cūrṇi (चूर्णि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a name of the Mahābhāṣya by Patañjali. Quoted by Indurāja on Udbhaṭālaṃkāra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Cūrṇī (चूर्णी):—[from cūrṇ] a (or cūrṇi) f. the shell Cypraea moneta (one Kaparda), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]; 100 Kapardas, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 52 [Scholiast or Commentator]]
2) [v.s. ...] ‘noticing every minute point of difficulty’, Name of [Patañjali]’s [commentator or commentary] (Mahā-bhāṣya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]
3) [v.s. ...] of the old Prākṛt commentaries on Jain texts
4) [v.s. ...] selection of an unanswerable argument, [Horace H. Wilson]
5) [v.s. ...] cf. eka.
6) Cūrṇi (चूर्णि):—[from cūrṇ] (or cūrṇī) f. the shell Cypraea moneta (Kaparda), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]; 100 Kapardas, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 52 [Scholiast or Commentator]]
7) [v.s. ...] ‘noticing every minute point of difficulty’, Name of [Patañjali]’s [commentator or commentary] (Mahā-bhāṣya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]
8) [v.s. ...] of the old Prākṛt commentaries on Jain texts
9) [v.s. ...] selection of an unanswerable argument, [Horace H. Wilson]
10) [v.s. ...] cf. eka.
11) Cūrṇī (चूर्णी):—[from cūrṇ] b ind. in [compound] for ṇa
12) [v.s. ...] f. = ṇi q.v.
13) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cūrṇi (चूर्णि):—(ṇiḥ) 2. m. A sum of 100 cowries; a posing argument.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Cūrṇi (चूर्णि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Cuṇṇi.
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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.
1) [noun] a sum of one hundred cowries.
2) [noun] (log.) a putting forward an argument that is unintelligible to the other.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Curnibhu, Curnicikirshu, Curniga, Curnika, Curnikakirtanani, Curnikar, Curnikara, Curnikarana, Curnikarisu, Curnike, Curnikri, Curnikrit, Curnikrita, Curnin, Curnisu, Curnita.
Ends with: Ekacurni, Kalpasutracurni.
Full-text (+10): Curnikrit, Curnikrita, Cunni, Curnika, Curna, Curnikarana, Curnikara, Curnicikirshu, Curnibhu, Curnikri, Ekacurni, Vicurnibhu, Avacuri, Khilpatthiya, Jinadasa, Kshitipratishthita, Curi, Svadaramantrabheda, Digvrata, Lalavijaya.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 1.7.50 < [Chapter 7 - Description of the Conquest of All Directions]
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Bhagavatpadabhyudaya by Lakshmana Suri (study) (by Lathika M. P.)
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Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
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Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
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Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)
Chapter 1.2 - Yoga in Jain Canon and Commentarial Literature < [Chapter 1 - The Jain Yoga Tradition—A Historical Review]
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Jain Remains of Ancient Bengal (by Shubha Majumder)
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