Dani, Dāni, Dānī: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dānī (दानी).—A Sukha God.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 18.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: 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.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dānī (दानी).—a (S) That gives. In comp. as mōkṣadānī, kaivalyadānī, jīvadānī, sukhadānī.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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…
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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Ends with (+196): Abadani, Abandani, Abhyudani, Acchedani, Adani, Adapadadani, Ahadani, Ahimardani, Ajadani, Amadani, Anaradani, Andani, Ankamodani, Anumodani, Aparagodani, Ardani, Ardhamandani, Attaradani, Badabadani, Bhadraudani.
Full-text (+46): Dani-bhaga, Idani, Dani-bhoga-bhaga, Dani-volapika, Dani-bhoga, Danadaya-danibhoga, Danim, Gond, Vishvadani, Devadani, Adani, Uttama-dani, Triyantara, Manyate, Samkattati, Parikileti, Loṇa, Keshasthalin, Kevatta, Pratinau.
Search found 14 books and stories containing Dani, Dāni, Dānī, Dāṇi; (plurals include: Danis, Dānis, Dānīs, Dāṇis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Foreword to the third volume < [Volume III]
Chapter XI - The Jātaka of Amarā (the smith’s daughter) < [Volume II]
Chapter XXXI - Ghatikāra and Jyotipāla < [Volume I]
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Domain 3 - Bhávaná (meditation) < [Chapter 6 - Ten domains of meritorious actions (ten punna kiriyavatthu)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 6 - Why the arhats surround the Buddha < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]
Appendix 1 - The seven steps of the Buddha and the doctrine of the pure lands < [Chapter I - Explanation of Arguments]
VI. Where the destruction of the traces is located < [VIII. Destroying the traces of the conflicting emotions]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Table I. Agastyesvaram (with square sikhara) < [Chapter XIII - Prasada: Component Parts]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 1 - Reflections on the profundity of the Dhamma < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 47 - The Buddha’s Last Words < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Part 3 - King Suddhodāna’s invitation < [Chapter 16 - The arrival of Upatissa and Kolita]