Dhani, Dhanī, Dhānī: 7 definitions


Dhani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dhani (धनि).—A messenger of the asuras called Kapas. The Kapas once sent Dhani to preach moral code among the Brahmins. (Chapter 157, Anuśāsana Parva, Mahābhārata)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhanī : (adj.) wealthy. noun: wealthy person.

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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

dhaṇī (धणी).—f (Poetry. dhanya S) Desire, craving, earnest longing. v pura, purava. Ex. rūpa pāhatāṃ lōcanīṃ || na purē dhaṇī manācī ||. 2 Explained by teachers by the word tṛpti in the sense Satiety or satedness; but probably the sense Desire or craving abides still. Ex. mājhiyē jātīcā maja bhēṭō kōṇī || phēḍāvayā dhaṇī āvaḍīcī || tukā mhaṇē tōci sudina sōhaḷā || gāvūṃ yā gōpāḷā dhaṇī bharī ||.

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dhaṇī (धणी).—Properly dhanī &c.

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dhanī (धनी).—m (S) A proprietor or owner; a master, lord, ruler; the leading man; the responsible man; the proper man; he of whom it is the province. Ex. tyā kāmācā mī dhanī tyācēṃ barēṃ vāīṭa majasī vi- cārā; ugavaṇīsa dhanī tumhī rāhāla tara tyālā rupayē dē- tōṃ; brāhmaṇa yajñōpavītācā dhanī. Pr. dhanyācēṃ nāṃva gaṇyā cākarācēṃ nāṃva rudrōjī bāvā pāṭīla Used of lofty aspirations and bearing in low and mean life. dhanī nā gōsāvī Used of a house or of land or of an article utterly without owner or claimant.

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dhanī (धनी).—a S Rich.

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

ḍhāṇī (ढाणी).—f A branding instrument.

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dhaṇī (धणी).—f (Poetry.) Desire, craving; na purē dhaṇī manācī Satiety.

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dhaṇī (धणी).—Properly dhanī &c.

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dhanī (धनी).—m A proprietor or owner; a mas- ter. dhanī nā gōsāvī Used of a house or of land or of without owner or clai- mant. Rich.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhanī (धनी).—A young girl or woman.

See also (synonyms): dhanīkā.

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Dhānī (धानी).—[dhā bhāve-lyuṭ]

1) A receptacle, seat; as in मसीधानी, राजधानी, यमधानी (masīdhānī, rājadhānī, yamadhānī); रविं दधानेऽप्यरविन्दधाने (raviṃ dadhāne'pyaravindadhāne) Śi.4.12.

2) Nourishing, nourishment.

-nī 1 The site of a habitation.

2) Coriander.

See also (synonyms): dhāna.

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Dhānī (धानी).—See धानम् (dhānam).

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

Dhānī (धानी).—f. (-nī) 1. Coriander. 2. A granary. a receptacle. 3. The site of a habitation. 4. The name of a river. 5. What has or contains, used in composition, as rājadhānī a royal capital, having the king’s presence, matsyadhānī a net, &c. E. dhā to have, affix yuc, fem. affix. ṅīp .

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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. 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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