Danashila, Dānasīla, Dana-sila, Danasila, Dānaśīla, Dana-shila: 15 definitions

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Danashila means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Dānaśīla can be transliterated into English as Danasila or Danashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary

Dānaśīla (दानशील) refers to a type of profession mentioned in the Śukranītisāra 2.128-188.—The Śukranītisāra is a Sanskrit work on ethics by Śukrācārya comprised of four chapters. The second chapter (uvarājādikṛtya, “the duties of the royal princes and the like”) describes a large number of varied topics, eg., it contains observations on the ministers, priests, sacive, treasury, a large number of officers and employees (such as a Dānaśīla).

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Danashila (100-20 BCE) of Kashmir visited Tibet and translated more than 100 Buddhist texts in Tibetan language under the patronage of Tibetan King Khri-lde-sron-btsan. Danashila also authored Mahavyutpati.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Danashila in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dānasīla : (adj.) fond of giving.

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

Dānasīla—liberal disposition PvA.89; usually as adāna-sīla (adj.) of miserly character, neglecting the duty of giving alms Sn.244; Pv.II, 83 (°ā na saddahaṇti dānaphalaṃ hoti paramhi loke); PvA.45 (=adāyaka), 59 (+maccharin), 68 (id.). (Page 318)

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Dānasīla refers to: liberal disposition PvA.89; usually as adāna-sīla (adj.) of miserly character, neglecting the duty of giving alms Sn.244; Pv.II, 83 (°ā na saddahaṇti dānaphalaṃ hoti paramhi loke); PvA.45 (=adāyaka), 59 (+maccharin), 68 (id.). (Page 318)

Note: dānasīla is a Pali compound consisting of the words dāna and sīla.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dānaśīla (दानशील).—a (S) Liberal, generous, disposed to give.

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

dānaśīla (दानशील).—n Liberal, generous, disposed to give.

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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»] — Danashila in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dānaśīla (दानशील).—a. exceedingly liberal or munificent; निर्गुणोऽपि विमुखो न भूपतेर्दानशौण्डमनसः पुरोऽभवत् (nirguṇo'pi vimukho na bhūpaterdānaśauṇḍamanasaḥ puro'bhavat) Śiśupālavadha 14.46.

Dānaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dāna and śīla (शील). See also (synonyms): dānaśūra, dānaśauṇḍa.

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

Dānaśīla (दानशील).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Liberal, munificent. E. dāna giving, śīla addicted to.

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

Dānaśīla (दानशील).—adj. liberal, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 48.

Dānaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dāna and śīla (शील).

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

Dānaśīla (दानशील).—[adjective] of liberal disposition, munificent.

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

1) Dānaśīla (दानशील):—[=dāna-śīla] [from dāna > dā] mfn. liberally disposed, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a translator of [Lalita-vistara]

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

Dānaśīla (दानशील):—[dāna-śīla] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Liberal.

[Sanskrit to German]

Danashila 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Danashila in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dānaśīla (ದಾನಶೀಲ):—[adjective] being charitable, generous in donating.

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Dānaśīla (ದಾನಶೀಲ):—[noun] a man who is generous in donating.

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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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