Dharin, Dhārin: 9 definitions



Dharin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Dhārin, (adj.—°) (Sk. dhārin, see dhāreti & cp. °dhara, °dhāra) holding, wearing, keeping; often in phrase antimadeha° “wearing the last body” (of an Arahant) S.I, 14; Sn.471; It.32, 40.—J.I, 47 (virūpa-vesa°); Dāvs.V, 15.—f. °inī Pv.I, 108 (kāsikuttama°). (Page 341)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhārin (धारिन्).—a. (-ṇī f.) [धृ-णिनि (dhṛ-ṇini)]

1) Carrying, bearing, sustaining, preserving, having, holding, supporting; पादाम्भोरुहधारि (pādāmbhoruhadhāri) Gīt.12; कर° (kara°) &c.

2) Keeping in one's memory, possessed of retentive memory; अज्ञेभ्यो ग्रन्थिनः श्रेष्ठा ग्रन्थिभ्यो धारिणो वराः (ajñebhyo granthinaḥ śreṣṭhā granthibhyo dhāriṇo varāḥ) Ms.12.13.

3) Edged, observing, doing; यज्ञधारी च सततम् (yajñadhārī ca satatam) Mb.12.34.1.

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

Dhārin (धारिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) 1. Having, holding, keeping, possessing. 2. Edged. m. (-rī) A sort of tree: see pīlu. E. dhārā an edge, &c. ṇini aff. or dhāraṃ ṛṇaṃ śīdhyatvena asti asya . strīyāṃ ṅīp .

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

Dhārin (धारिन्).—i. e. dhṛ + in, adj., f. iṇī. 1. Bearing, Mahābhārata 13, 4350. 2. Having, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 12, 41. 3. Knowing, Kāthas. 13, 20. 4. Maintaining, Mahābhārata 1, 2596. 5. Keeping. nyāsa-, A depositary, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 196. 6. Retaining (what one has read), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 103. 7. Observing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 1, 35.

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

Dhārin (धारिन्).—1. [adjective] holding, bearing, wearing, possessing, keeping (also in one’s memory), retaining, supporting, observing. [feminine] ṇī the earth, a woman’s name.

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Dhārin (धारिन्).—2. [adjective] streaming.

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

1) Dhārin (धारिन्):—[from dhāra] 1. dhārin mfn. bearing, wearing, holding, possessing, keeping in one’s memory, maintaining, observing (with [genitive case] or ifc.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] = poṣka (?), [Harivaṃśa 11986] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

3) [v.s. ...] m. Careya Arborea or Salvadora Persica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dhārin (धारिन्):—1. —

1) Adj. mit Gen. oder am Ende eines Comp. — a) tragend , haltend , ein Kleid , einen Schmuck , einen Bart u.s.w. tragend. — b) innehabend , habend , besitzend. — c) bewahrend , verwahrend. — d) im Gedächtniss bewahrend. — e) erhaltend , unterhaltend , aufrechterhaltend , beobachtend (ein Gelübde u.s.w.). Nach [Nīlakaṇṭha] = poṣaka [Harivaṃśa 11986] und als Beiw. der Umā. —

2) *Careya arborea oder Salvadora persica.

3) f. riṇī — a) *die Erde. — b) Nomen proprium — α) einer Tochter der Svadhā. — β) Pl. allgemeiner Name für die 14 Götterweiber. — γ) *einer Gottheit bei den Jaina. — δ) der Gattin Agnimitra’s und anderer Frauen [Hemacandra's Pariśiṣṭaparvan 1,93,2,6.13,181.]

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Dhārin (धारिन्):—2. —

1) Ad. strömend. f. riṇī eine der 5 Dhāraṇā , die strömende , die des Wassers.

2) *n. Milch [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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Dhārin (धारिन्):—3. —

1) Adj. mit einer Schneide versehen.

2) f. riṇī Salmalia malabarica.

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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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