Dani, Dāni, Dānī: 6 definitions

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Dani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dānī (दानी).—A Sukha God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 18.
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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dāṇi.—(HRS), known from Caulukya records and explained by some as ‘the king's dues’; perquisite of the collector of the duties called dāṇa or dāna. Note: dāṇi 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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Dānī.—(IE 8-5; EI 26), i. e. Dānin, officer collecting tax or corn; officer storing the corn collected as tax from the farmers. Note: dānī 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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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dāni : (adv.) now.

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

Dāni, (adv.) (shortened form for idāni, q. v.) now, Vin.I, 180; II, 154; S.I, 200, 202; II, 123; IV, 202; J.II, 246; Miln.11, etc. (Page 319)

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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

dānī (दानी).—a (S) That gives. In comp. as mōkṣadānī, kaivalyadānī, jīvadānī, sukhadānī.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dāni (दानि) or Dāniṃ.—(before vowel), (= Pali dāni, before vowel dānim, Childers; for Sanskrit idānīm) now; dāni Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 113.3; 170.3 (verses); in prose in Mahāvastu, i.17.10; 18.10; 21.4, 5; i.226.14 = ii.29.17; i.227.4; 232.2, 7; ii.26.5, etc., very common; also App. to Jātakamālā (= Mahāvastu) 240.5; in verses of Mahāvastu, dāni i.142.15; 143.1; 155.1, 5; i.204.19 = ii.8.14; in i.154.12 (verse) Senart kiṃ dāni ā°, but read dānim with 2 mss., the others dānīm, unmetrical(ly); i.221.21 = ii.24.8 (verse) dānim, before vowel; in ii.11.12 (verse) dāniṃ, before cons., m.c.; in ii.6.18 (verse, = i.203.1, where Senart prints dāni) and i.209.3 (verse) Senart em. dāniṃ, m.c., for mss. dāni. It appears that dāni-m was used only (optionally) before vowels, and dāniṃ only in verses m.c. In Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 336.11 (verse) text yathāpi dānīṃ naivāsti; rather, yathāp’ idānīṃ…

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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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