Dhaniya, Dhāniya: 10 definitions


Dhaniya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dhaniya [धनिया] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Coriandrum sativum from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family. For the possible medicinal usage of dhaniya, 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.

Dhaniya [धनिया] in the Nepali language, ibid. previous identification.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Dhaniya.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Dhaniya, Dhanika. A herdsman living on the bank of the river Mahi. He was a setthiputta of Dhammakonda in Pabbatarattha, which belonged to the kingdom of Videha. He had thirty thousand oxen and twenty thousand cows. He had seven sons and seven daughters and numerous retainers. In the dry season he lived on an island formed by the two forks of the river Mahi, and in the rainy season in a house on the upland. One day, while he was in this house, having finished his preparations for the approach of the rains, he sat meditating on his comfortable circumstances and broke forth into song in token of his happiness. The Buddha heard the song at Savatthi, seven hundred leagues away, and having travelled through the air, stood over Dhaniyas dwelling. As Dhaniya proceeded with his song, the Buddha added a verse to each one of Dhaniyas. At the end of this song Dhaniya, his wife, and two of his daughters, became sotapannas. The Buddha then revealed himself and Dhaniya and his wife entered the Order. Later they became arahants and the cowherds erected for their use a monastery, which came to be called the Gokulanka vihara. SN.vv.18ff; SNA.i.26ff.

2. Dhaniya - A potter of Rajagaha. In his house the Buddha taught Pukkusati the Cha dhatu vibhanga Sutta. Dhaniya, hearing that Pukkasati had died an arahant the same night, was so impressed by the power of the Dhamma, that he entered the Order (Thag.v.228-30; Tha.gA.i.347f). He once made a grass but on the slopes of Isigili and lived there with several others during the rains. He continued to live there after the others had left. While he was away begging for alms, his hut was pulled down by women searching for straw and firewood, but he rebuilt it. Three times this happened, until, in exasperation, Dhaniya very skilfully made bricks and tiles and built a hut both strong and splendid, with tiles of shining crimson which gave out a bell like sound when tapped. The Buddha, seeing this, chided Dhaniya and ordered the hut to be pulled down. Dhaniya then built a hut of wood which he obtained from a guild of timber merchants, suppliers of wood to the king, giving them to understand that he had the kings permission. Vassakara, hearing of this, reported the matter to Bimbisara, who sent for Dhaniya. Dhaniya maintained that the king, by royal proclamation, had permitted the monks to use the royal supplies of wood and other materials. Bimbisara admitted the proclamation, but said it referred only to supplies straight from the forest, and he sent Dhaniya away with a warning. The matter created a great uproar and the Buddha blamed Dhaniya. Vin.iii.41-5; Sp.ii.286.

Dhaniya later changed his ways and became an arahant. In the time of Sikhi Buddha he was a householder and gave the Buddha a reed chain (? nalamala). He is probably identical with Nalamaliya of the Apadana. Ap.ii.412.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Dhaniya 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 Selinum coriandrum E.H.L. Krause, nom. illeg. superfl. (among others).

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

· Fl. Cochinch. (1790)
· Fl. Libya (1985)
· Flora Taurico-Caucasica (1808)
· Pakistan Journal of Botany (1974)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1976)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhanika : (m.) a creditor.

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

Dhaniya, =dhanika Vin.I, 76. (Page 335)

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Dhāniya, (adj.) (Sk. dhānya, cp. dhañña2) wealthy, rich, abundant in (-°) J.III, 367 (pahūtadhana°; v. l. BB °dhāritaṃ); (nt.) riches, wealth J.V, 99, 100. (Page 340)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dhanīya (धनीय):—[from dhan] [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati, to wish for riches, [Pāṇini 7-4, 34; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

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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

[«previous next»] — Dhaniya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dhaniyā (धनिया):—(nm) coriander.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ḍhaṇiya (ढणिय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhvanita.

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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

Dhaṇiya (ಧಣಿಯ):—

1) [noun] = ಧಣಿ [dhani].

2) [noun] a wealthy man.

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Dhaniya (ಧನಿಯ):—

1) [noun] a master, owner or employer.

2) [noun] a wealthy man.

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Dhaniya (ಧನಿಯ):—[noun] he who has accomplished (something) successfully.

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Dhaniya (ಧನಿಯ):—

1) [noun] the strong-smelling, seedlike fruit of the annual herb Coriandrum sativum of Apiaceae family, used in flavouring food and liquors, etc.

2) [noun] the plant itself.

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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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