Dhanin, Dhanī, Dhani, Dhānī: 25 definitions

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Dhanin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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: 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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Dhanin (धनिन्) refers to “rich men”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Kṛttikā will delight in white flowers, will perform sacrificial rites, will be Brāhmins, potters, priests or astronomers. Those who are born on the lunar day of Rohiṇī will be devout men, merchants, rulers, rich men [i.e., dhanin], Yogis, drivers, or men possessed of cows, cattle and the animals of water, farmers and men possessed of wealth derived from mountain produce”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Dhanin (धनिन् ) refers to “rich (persons)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “As the young so the old, as the rich [com.dhanindhaninaṃ—‘wealthy’] so the poor, as the brave so the cowardly—Yama devours [all] equally. When Yama is an opponent of embodied souls, all elephants, horses, men, and soldiers and the powers of mantras and medicines become useless”.

Synonyms: Āḍhya.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dhanin.—(LP), the owner; cf. Gujarātī dhaṇī; used in the sense of ‘one who is spending or lending money’ in the Maithilī documents (Proc. IHRC, Vol. XVIII, p. 90). Note: dhanin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Dhanika.

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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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dhanin [धानिन्] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Salvadora persica L. from the Salvadoraceae (Salvadora) family. For the possible medicinal usage of dhanin, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Dhani in India is the name of a plant defined with Coriandrum sativum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Coriandrum testiculatum L. (among others).

2) Dhani is also identified with Flueggea virosa It has the synonym Acidoton virosus (Roxb. ex Willd.) Kuntze (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1976)
· Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Zweite Auflage (1931)
· Nova Genera et Species Plantarum seu Prodromus (1788)
· Deutschlands Flora, Abtheilung II, Cryptogamie (Sturm) (1904)
· Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2054)
· Bombay Fl. (1861)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhanin (धनिन्).—a. (- f.) Rich, opulent, wealthy. -m.

1) A wealthy man; धनिनः श्रोत्रियो राजा नदी वैद्यश्च पञ्चमः (dhaninaḥ śrotriyo rājā nadī vaidyaśca pañcamaḥ) Chāṇakya- śatakam.

2) A creditor; Y.2.18; गृहीतानुक्रमाद् दाप्यो धनिनामधमर्णिकः (gṛhītānukramād dāpyo dhanināmadhamarṇikaḥ) 41; Manusmṛti 8.61.

3) The possessor of anything.

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) Śiśupālavadha 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

Dhanin (धनिन्).—mfn. (-nī-ninī-ni) Wealthy, opulent. m. (-nī) 1. A rich man. 2. A creditor, E. dhana wealth, ini aff. dhanamasti asya dhana + ini .

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 .

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

Dhanin (धनिन्).— i. e. dhana + in, I. adj., f. , Wealthy, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 179. Ii. m. 1. A creditor, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 61. 2. An owner, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 147.

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

Dhanin (धनिन्).—= dhanika [adjective] & [masculine]

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

1) Dhanin (धनिन्):—[from dhan] mfn. possessing wealth or treasures, wealthy, rich, well off, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a rich man, owner, creditor, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Kubera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] of a messenger of the Kapas, [Mahābhārata]

5) Dhānin (धानिन्):—[from dhā] m. Careya Arborea or Salvadora Persica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Dhānī (धानी):—[from dhāna > dhā] a f. = n. (cf. aṅgāra-, gopāla-, rājaetc.)

2) [v.s. ...] the site of a habitation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] coriander, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [from dhā] b f. See dhāna (above).

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

Dhanin (धनिन्):—[(nī-ninī-ni) a.] Wealthy.

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

Dhānī (धानी):—(nī) 3. f. Coriander; a granary; site of a house; a holder.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dhanin (धनिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dhaṇi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhanin 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Dhanī (धनी):—(a) rich, opulent, moneyed; effective; (nm) master; owner; -, [kalama kā] one who wields his pen. effectively, a richly creative author; —, [bāta kā] one whose utterances are effective, one who sticks to his word; -[mānī] eminent, affluent and effective; magnate.

2) Dhānī (धानी):—(a) light green; (nf) a receptacle; stand, cupboard.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Dhaṇi (धणि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhvani.

2) Dhaṇi (धणि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dhrāṇi.

3) Dhaṇi (धणि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dhanin.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhaṇi (ಧಣಿ):—[noun] a master, owner or employer.

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Dhani (ಧನಿ):—

1) [noun] any audible sound.

2) [noun] a pleasing sound.

3) [noun] quality of one’s vocal sound.

4) [noun] (rhet.) a special sense, different from the literal one, of a word, phrase or sentence.

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Dhani (ಧನಿ):—

1) [noun] a wealthy man.

2) [noun] a master; an employer; an owner.

3) [noun] (myth.) Kubēra, the regent of wealth.

4) [noun] Gautama, the Buddha.

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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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